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Yasmin Mogahed: Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately. The pain of emptiness is too strong. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction and from attachment to attachment.”

Yasmin Mogahed

The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

Tiff’s note:

I find this to be untrue. One thing I learned long ago to be very effective is “leaning into the pain.” Getting over someone by finding something better? The way I get over someone is by finding myself. Filling an “empty space” with my own life. This hasn’t always been the case, but it’s certainly what I’ve grown into.