Romantic love can be an addictive emotion, and its nature is an enduring mystery which by turns unites, motivates, frustrates and inspires us in all areas of human activity. And where there’s love there’s often heartbreak too, whether it’s within a relationship or as the result of losing someone. Some say you can’t die from a broken heart, but Helen Ross has a different story to tell.
Helen Ross suffered one of the most acute meltdowns conceivable after her relationship with her long-term partner disintegrated. The English model, now 38, was left “inconsolable” and heartbroken. And it wasn’t just her mental wellbeing that was affected; the break-up nearly dealt a fatal to blow to the Kent resident’s physical health too.
Ross’s relationship with her partner, Andy, lasted seven years. She was just 26 years old when they broke up in 2006 and it’s safe to say she had never felt devastation like it. They were just about to embark on a new chapter in their life together. She couldn’t imagine her life without him.