Oh man the pain of a broken heart

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While a lot of romantic films are about blossoming love, the 2004 classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mindwritten by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, looks at Clementine and Joel, a couple that has already broken up.

Oh the agony! 

In this Clear Spot Club interview, philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink discusses some of the big themes of heart-break that are explored in the film. 

If you had the chance, would you erase all memory of a relationship and forget it ever happened? Or is there something to be learned from the pain of a lost love?

Sinnerbrink also discusses why broken hearts can be so bloody awful and offers a few tips on how to survive one.