Douglas Coupland twittert, Does it ever get easier? It just won’t stop.

Daniel Bourke ‏@danielbourke 7h7 hours ago

I have no idea but I think you should hang in there.

Kathleen Ralph ‏@Kathleen_Ralph 5h5 hours ago 

it does get better, but like all darkness you must patiently await the return of the sun.

michelle ‏@phthalolife 7h7 hours ago
Edmonton, Alberta 

thank you for your writing. It got me through a lot. Hang in there. [heart icon]

Billet Rouge ‏@billetrouge 33m33 minutes ago 

Yes, the pain will lessen as you adapt to a new normal. For now, surround yourself with loved ones as much as possible.

Jen & Tonic ‏@SheerJenius 2h2 hours ago 

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Valerie ‏@valerieinto 5h5 hours ago 

Yes. Then worse, then better. Might want to check this out and chat anonymously: 

Alex Clark ‏@DrAlexMClark 5h5 hours ago 

feel it and know you have all you need already to get through.

Tom Streeter ‏@tom_streeter 5h5 hours ago
Burlington, KY

Yeah, it does. But it sucks. But you mean a lot to folks. You matter. Hang in there!

db ‏@bittersweetdb 6h6 hours ago 

One took me five years. But it did improve in that time! I hope yours is better than that. xo

Alan Hogan ‏@AlanHogan 6h6 hours ago 

Everything always gets easier. Sometimes it takes a long time, but no pain can stay so sharp forever.

kc! Bradshaw ‏@exkclamation 6h6 hours ago 

yes it does. Time helps, distance can help, exercise helps—find people or things to help take your mind off it or talk it thru

Tzaddi Gordon ‏@tzaddi 6h6 hours ago 

it does. Our brain says it won’t, but it does.

(((dr_bombay))) ‏@dr_bombay 7h7 hours ago 

yes, it can and does. meditation helps: realize that this moment is just a moment… it will pass.

Phil Gyford ‏@philgyford 7h7 hours ago 

Yes, it does. Thinking of you. Look after yourself.

Kate Caldwell ‏@katecaldwell 7h7 hours ago 

Yes and it doesn’t but it does lessen. #Breathe (I’m not a fan of things but this one works)

Terry Huckleberry ‏@huckleterry 57m57 minutes ago 

Find out if you can take dogs for walks at your local shelter and then do that.

Terry Huckleberry ‏@huckleterry 58m58 minutes ago

Also I second the advice to spend time with animals. Especially dogs.

Terry Huckleberry ‏@huckleterry 1h1 hour ago 

It does and it will but it takes time and it sucks. Take it one day at a time and don’t be discouraged by setbacks.

Terry Huckleberry ‏@huckleterry 1h1 hour ago

This is the best text I’ve ever read about having your heart broken and it helped me get over mine


Even though sometimes the world seems about six sizes too small for our pain, the amazing shit is that no matter how deep purple the bruise is, no matter how dark and overwhelming and miserable and worthless it all seems, the world will get a fraction of an inch bigger every day.

Really, every fucking day.

And you won’t notice it for a long time until suddenly, one day, it’s only five times too small for your pain and then four and then the world will just keep getting larger and larger in comparison to your shattered heart and eventually it will be able to hold it and then it will outgrow it.

And your pain will be just a speck in your world.

It is supposed to feel like the end of the world right now. That, my beautiful dearest Ris, is how you know that it was worth it. That is why it was one of the relationships that shook your core and after which you will never be the same. That is how you know that you are growing up and are experiencing shit rather than living safely in risk-free choices….

The world is supposed to feel as though it is ending and you are supposed to know only in the most dormant recesses of the backmost corner of your soul that it will not be like this forever.

You are supposed to feel acutely and lucidly that everything is over that your purpose for life is worthless and that not even cheesy pasta and molly ringwald movies are going to make you smile, and you are supposed to know opaquely and elusively and abstractly that everything is not over and that your purpose in life is so much huger than you can ever imagine and is still saturated with value and that you will eat pesto and read Stephen Dunn and live in Manhattan and have stacks of waffles at corner diners with girlfriends and spend inordinate amounts of money on bath products and sunbathe on the roof reading trashy novels and you will will will will will will will love again.

I did not think that I was going to be able to ever breathe without shaking again after J broke up with me, let alone successfully love and fuck again.

That is what you are supposed to think.

I cried hysterically for months.

I wept so much that I had stewardesses on planes ask me if I needed oxygen, I had waitresses refuse to serve me, I had strangers approach me with offers of help.

Then I stopped.

Then I started again and stopped again and started again and then stopped for good…

… I promise you will survive, and with more grace than you can now imagine and that you will have more grit and vision because of it.

Moral: Sometimes someone can crack open something that feels very safe and make you unreasonably vulnerable: you will live to tell the story of this shock.

Anne Pratt ‏@AnneEliSonia 2h2 hours ago 

I believe it becomes possible to put things in their rightful place. Never give up.

Elisha ‏@takesthecake 2h2 hours ago 

Yes. You can do this. Just get through now, then another now, then another now. Be kind to yourself. You are loved.

HUGE window ‏@HUGEwindow 3h3 hours ago 

The best way out is always through. -Robert Frost

Sebastien Marion ‏@sebastienmarion 3h3 hours ago

No sense > common sense > profound common sense. Sigh.

Martin ‏@machei 5h5 hours ago
Waterloo, Ontario

honestly depends upon your perspective of ‘it’. Yes, it can, and with time will.

Dennis Green ‏@chefdgreen 5h5 hours ago 
Delta, British Columbia
It does, it will, but in the meantime it sucks. If there is any shining light it’s creative expression that often follows.

Courtney Barrett ‏@courtneybtweets 5h5 hours ago 

Mourning, even the end of a relationship, requires time. Eventually, it will get easier. Know you aren’t alone. You are loved

janet Dimond ‏@augies_gourmet 5h5 hours ago 

pls be good to yourself. Be kind/easy. If you need medical help just get it. Do for yourself as you would your own child.

Seán Bailey ‏@seantbailey 5h5 hours ago
Kent, WA 

We only met once, but you ask publicly, Yes. I’m a living example. I’m sliding virtual Pop-Tarts under your door now. Hang in

Erin S ‏@ErinAS 5h5 hours ago 

My awful periods friends, family and art and music help. This album and song have helped a lot lately. PUSCIFER “GRAND CANYON”.

Drew Hagen ‏@drew_hagen 6h6 hours ago

It can. It changes. It sucks. And you go on. Stay with us.

súlon. ‏@pistachox 6h6 hours ago 

 Cam Calder ‏@Camerock 6h6 hours ago 

it can smell, look and feel better and make you laugh harder?.. “a tragedy is a comedy misunderstood.” Stephen Mitchell.

Graeham Douglas ‏@Graeham 6h6 hours ago 

it gets better. This too shall pass

Not a Spam Bot ‏@googlyeyecat 6h6 hours ago 

it gets further away which in some way makes it easier. X

Elaine Cuff ‏@LainieCuff 6h6 hours ago
 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

You likely have to get used to a new normal. Sending [heart icon] your way.

Nikki Bayley ‏@TheMapleLife 6h6 hours ago 

Yes. I promise you it does. Please be with friends. Go and breathe and be in gorgeous nature,. Spend time with animals.

Terri Duff ‏@TerriDuff 7h7 hours ago 

read Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Sometimes books can help you through things. Hang in there.

Agracadagra ‏@agniesia72 7h7 hours ago 

it does. eventually. much love to you!

Upper Join ‏@upperjoin 7h7 hours ago 

hang in there man

Judith Price ‏@JudithPrice 7h7 hours ago 

Yes, please hang on. Get those friends back on duty!

Lars ‏@techcredo 7h7 hours ago 

Yes. It does. Gradually and slowly. Exercise. Allow yourself to be sad but don’t wallow. It will get better.

Harlot C ‏@OpiumHarlot 7h7 hours ago 

it does. your books help

Crystal brown ‏@Crystal14889824 7h7 hours ago

please keep strong.. Life is worth living, their is beaty in every day

Martin Bendeler ‏@Martin_Bonobo 7h7 hours ago

this too shall pass

JarradAlexanderYoung ‏@JYoung28 7h7 hours ago 
Blaengarw, Wales

yes it does and it will

Toy Sergal C2883 ‏@ToySergal 7h7 hours ago

Nope. But please, carry on.

Jenifer H ‏@jenifer2126 3h3 hours ago 

Yes, people adapt and time makes everything better. Take care of yourself and be well.