Tag Archives: Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome and Dying Together – Or Not

Finding meaning in a couple's life and death journey

There are numerous touching stories about broken heart syndrome, in which long-time couples die moments or days apart. The family is sad, but comforted by the belief that “they wanted to be together” at the end. Like many, I love these … Continue reading

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Can People Die of a Broken Heart?

Recent media coverage reports this possibility, but what is the science behind it?

On Dec. 27, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher had a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” icon was just 15 minutes away from landing in Los Angeles when the heart attack occurred. She was … Continue reading

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Is “The Widower Effect” True?

Also Meet the “Broken Heart Syndrome”

Four years ago I went through a completely unexpected shock induced by the separation from my husband after 20 years of marriage. For me, the circumstances of how it happened played as a virtual spousal death, including all the intermingled … Continue reading

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