4 Reasons Breaking Up Is Easier Than You Think

Dana Covit

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If you’ve ever been dumped, or if you’ve even been the one to call it quits, you know that the end of a relationship is no picnic. Whether you saw it coming or you had the rug pulled out from under you, the pain of a breakup can sometimes feel impossible to overcome. But most of the time, we do indeed overcome it.

In fact, according to a new study out of Saint Louis University and published in Science Daily, evolutionary psychology suggests that people are actually hardwired to fall out of love and move onto new romantic relationships with relative ease. So what does that mean for the heartsick? We spoke with Brian Boutwell, PhD, a lead researcher on the study, about why breaking up isn’t the end of the world, after all. 

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