If you've ever had your heart broken, been ghosted, or longed for love, you might've experienced lovesickness. Here are the signs and how to heal. Have you ever missed someone so much that you felt sick?
Changes in brain chemistry: Scientific studies indicate that your brain reacts significantly when you're missing someone you love: The oxytocin and dopamine that's released during a relationship suddenly stop flowing. You become chemically dependent on their presence in your life.
"When you miss someone, it means you really care about the person and you value them," says Katie Lasson, Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Advisor. "You need this person in your life because it makes you feel better and you are happier.
Feeling like you still miss someone can take a toll on your well-being. In addition to the sense of longing and emptiness that you might be feeling in the short term, you might also find yourself experiencing other problems, including: Anxiety. Depression.
And if you haven't seen each other in a while, they can still sense it the moment you meet. In fact, they might even get clues that you miss them based on how you text and what kind of things you post online. The person you're missing will sense this fast especially if they're the sensitive type.
Definitely, not all people but some people can sense it, especially empaths. An empath or someone you're in sync with can catch your vibrations easily and this can often clue them into what you are thinking or feeling.
When we feel heartache, for example, we are experiencing a blend of emotional stress and the stress-induced sensations in our chest—muscle tightness, increased heart rate, abnormal stomach activity and shortness of breath.
Trauma Bonding is when we are attracted to someone because they remind us of our past traumas. A good example of this would be if you have an ex who broke your heart, you might be attracted to people who remind you of that person.
When you're unable to get someone off your mind, it may signify that the universe is trying to bring both of you together. Both of you cross each other paths often. Your gut feeling tells you that good things are on their way.
“The worst way to miss someone is to have them sitting right next to you and know you can never have them.”
Smiling subconsciously without knowing
You try to resist the urge to smile, but you smile from ear to ear. These sweet smiles happen when the mind experiences a sudden surge of positivity. Maybe someone is thinking about you and is trying to connect on a subconscious level.
Eventually, you might realize that you do not miss them as much anymore. Learning to cope with missing someone may take a few weeks to a few months, depending on the relationship and your coping mechanisms.
While “I love you's” are often joyous moments, “I miss you's” come from a different place. They come from a place of reflection and recognition that something didn't go as planned. The hope that you once had in that relationship, that person, isn't there anymore.
They concluded that (a) PTSD, depression, and complicated grief symptoms are common following the disappearance of a loved one, and (b) these symptoms are more severe compared to symptoms observed in people confronted with the death of a loved one.
Lovesickness refers to an affliction that can produce negative feelings when deeply in love, during the absence of a loved one or when love is unrequited. The term "lovesickness" is rarely used in modern medicine and psychology, though new research is emerging on the impact of heartbreak on the body and mind.
Separation, even a temporary absence, from the people you have a deep emotional connection with can cause sorrow because you will no longer be able to enjoy their company. Temporary goodbyes are less sorrowful than longer goodbyes or the emotionally devastating end of life farewells.
People often describe lovesickness as being similar to a broken heart. However, being lovesick refers to a more profound emotional state where you start to obsess over your inability to be with a specific person.
You feel the strong energy around you
One simple way to know that he misses you during the no contact phase is that you feel it within you. It could come as a sudden thought about them, the longing to reconnect, or just wishful thinking about how things could have turned out differently.
Angel Numbers Appear
If you start seeing repeating numbers, like angel number 1111, which means manifestation and love, angel number 555, which is a very positive number for manifesting love or angel number 444, that's also a sign that someone is missing you.