"This concept of how we are more willing to tell strangers how we actually feel than our own friends and family because there is not that fear of being judged," she says was her inspiration to start the support group.
Naz, who has also dealt with her own heartbreak, says she never felt prepared for how hard it was and tells us her split affected her health, explaining she had trouble sleeping, eating, and even developed a stress-related rash. "I was going through this crazy heartbreak and I remember feeling so destitute," she tells The Doctors.
Her virtual support group helps anyone feeling "overwhelming distress," she says, explaining it is not just for people dealing with relationship issues. Individuals dealing with life struggles like losing a job, suffering a miscarriage, and those experiencing homelessness have all come to the group for support. "It can be anything that is hurting you in your heart," Naz says, adding, "There is more hope in togetherness than being alone."
If you are dealing with loneliness or heartbreak, clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho suggests:
- Let yourself grieve
- Rediscover yourself
- Reconnect with your favorite people
- Stop snooping on your ex
- Go after your dreams and make a plan
If you need some support for a hurting heart, check out Heart Broken Anonymous.