Can you really die of a broken heart? When you get your heart broken it feels like we’ve been punched in the stomach and can’t catch our breath. We actually experience physical pain, not just emotional. Your overwhelming emotions can take over making you act irrational. People take extreme measures to reconnect with their lovers; anything from wiring letters, excessive phone calls and texts and begging him or her to change their minds. Heartbreak doesn’t just mess with our emotional well-being, it can actually KILL you!