Heartbreak 101


You’ve probably wondered by now why the act of feeling infatuation or affection for someone, is called having a ‘crush‘. There isn’t an exact story of how it came to be used, but everyone has their own explanations. Some think it may have been a variation of ‘mash‘, which derived from the Roman word, ‘masherava‘, which meant head over heels in love. While, to others it’s called a crush because that’s how you feel when they don’t feel the same way in return.

Love isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. You’ll have your downward slopes, but know that there are always going to be people who will be with you throughout the break ups and rejections.

Step 1. Call a friend and cry your eyes out. Go to someone you trust, who makes you happy. They’ll be there to listen to your cries and comfort your broken heart. Their number one priority will be to make you smile again.

Step 2. Break out the ice cream, chocolate and sappy romantic comedies, and take all the time you need. They will be your new best friends as you grieve. Don’t care about what anyone else thinks, because you deserve this treat. If you’re lucky enough, your trusted friends will be there to join in as well.

Step 3. Put it in a box and throw it away. Having the stuff that reminds you of them, will make it difficult for you to move on. Get rid of it. You don’t need that negativity. Life is short, don’t waste it on things that make you unhappy.

Step 4. Get back out there and make yourself busy. Put on that new make up and be excited to show off your new look . Make new goals, explore the places you haven’t been, do what you need to do to get your mind off your sadness. It will all just be a blurred memory soon enough.

Step 5. Believe in love again. Living in a world without love is unimaginable. It is everywhere, even in ways that we don’t realise. It’s giving someone an umbrella when it’s raining, or telling them to be careful as they leave the house. Life would be awfully lonely without love.


At Pacific Pearls International, we encourage you to express your true love to those you care about. Give that special someone a pearl pendant or a twinkling pearl ring. Remind them of how much they really mean to you. We care about the 100% satisfaction of our customers and that they receive nothing less than only the best. They also make for great cheering up gifts when you’re down. The road to happiness is a click away: