Heartbreaks are essentially an interesting phenomenon, not necessarily the term you were expecting, but isn’t it? Love is a beautiful thing when feelings are mutual between two parties. Still, unfortunately, both parties may make commitments that no longer meet up, resulting in mutual or non-mutual separation. However the case may be, breakups hurt. We often describe the gushing sensation of a breakup as the “state of being broken-hearted” because, indeed, the heart is breaking (though not physically).