Moving On After a Break Up ... And Why It's Too Painful for Some of Us

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Let's be honest, breakups are painful. But for certain people, they're downright devastating. A new Stanford study uncovers why some people have more trouble recovering from breakups than others. We'll talk to the study's lead researcher and a therapist. And we want to hear from you: What's the biggest lesson you've learned from a break up?


Lauren Howe, Stanford researcher and psychology doctoral candidate

Steve Almond, author and columnist of "Heavy Meddle" column and "Dear Sugar" advice podcast

Christina Villarreal, licensed clinical therapist and adjunct psychology professor at UC Berkeley

Tony Bravo, "Connectivity" columnist and "Love and Sex in SF" blogger, SF Chronicle