While thats totally normal and valid, science says there could be a very specific reason behind why we feel worse after some breakups than others. According to a new study from Cornell University, being rejected by someone who chooses someone else over you hurts worse than someone who just flat out rejects you.
What type of breakup hurts the most?
comparative rejection According to a new study from Cornell University, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the most hurtful breakup comes from being dumped for someone else—scientifically coined as “comparative rejection.” Apparently, out of the many possible reasons to leave a relationship, being traded for
Why does my breakup hurt so much?
Sometimes the end of a relationship can be extra difficult because humans typically crave rational explanations and logical solutions that breakups dont usually offer. In some cases, breaking up feels extra painful because ending a relationship sometimes feels like losing an investment.