This may be why any kind of rejection (not just break up rejection) or perceived rejection is so very painful, "Our brains appear to process relationship breakups similarly to physical pain. There may be an evolutionary reason for this. The function of pain is to alert the person to physical danger or harm so she can take protective action. In the animal kingdom, one's chances of avoiding predators are much higher as part of a group than alone, therefore social rejection may have been an actual threat to physical survival for our early ancestors. If this is the case, it might partially explain how difficult it is for many people to let go of the ex-partner and move on."
The Neuroscience of Relationship Breakups
Is the Pain All in the Brain?
Published on April 17, 2011
I was perusing a web site of a gentleman I went to High School with who is a corporate coach and I came across these Native American Commandments. I thought, "Wow. If we all would live by these what a great world we would have. Our hearts, minds, families, and even world might find greater peace and happiness. Thanks to Scott Schilling for this great list.
1) Remain close to the Great Spirit--
2) Show great respect for your fellow beings--
3) Give assistance and kindness wherever needed--
4) Be truthful and honest at all times--
5) Do what you know to be right--
6) Look after the well being of mind and body--
7) Treat the Earth and all that dwells there on with respect--
8) Take full responsibility for your actions--
9) Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good--
10) Work together for the benefit of all mankind--
Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran