Buzz·Posted on Jun 29, 2015How Do You Actually Deal With Getting Your Heart Broken?Because there's no instruction manual for getting chewed up and spit out by love.by Casey GuerenBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you’ve ever had your heart broken, you know that it feels a little like getting hit by a truck, slapped in the face, and stepping in dog shit… all at the same time. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF vevo.com / Via girl-at-home13.tumblr.com But even though heartbreak is one cruel bitch, it’s usually a pretty pivotal learning experience, too. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Treehouse Pictures / Via thatawkwardmomentmovie.com Maybe getting your heart stomped all over helped you realize what you really want, need, and deserve from a relationship. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via bastansonasiyah.tumblr.com And hopefully, how you can use that intel in the future to distinguish someone worthwhile from someone who isn't. Maybe that first real heartbreak helped you understand just how powerful love is that it can produce insane highs and incredible lows. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures / Via iglovequotes.net So you let down your guard and let yourself be vulnerable and now you're miserable. But hey, at least you put yourself out there, right? Or maybe eventually picking your sorry self off the bathroom floor made you realize that you’re a hell of a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via gifwave.com SO, what do you wish you could tell your younger self about heartbreak? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC / Via whatshouldbifflescallme.tumblr.com What advice do you have about dealing with it, getting past it, and not letting it get the best of you? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via lovethisgif.com Seriously, we want to know. What tips could you have really used back then? What knowledge do you wish someone told you years ago? Drop some lovelorn wisdom in the comments and it might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health article. Plus, it might help someone who's going through the same thing you once went through. Do it for love, people.