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A broken heart.

Air Date: 08/09/12 It's perfectly normal to have a broken heart if a relationship in which you've been deeply attached comes to an end.  Research shows that a broken heart because of a lost love creates pain that lights up the brain in the same way as real physical pain from a broken bone.  The agony suffered from a broken heart is real.  If your teenager is lethargic, slow, uninterested, or suffering and the story revolves around an ended relationship, then they are likely in real pain.  The agony suffered is not in your child's head, it is often real.  Girls often get a hall pass from parents, but parents may seem more baffled when a son suffers from a broken heart just because of a girl.  It's actually a good sign of normal emotional health.  Dr. Rebecca Jankovich suggests reminding your son or daughter that suffering from a broken heart is a good thing and the broken heart can and will heal on this week's edition of Relationships. Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursday mornings on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-322-1839.