A barrister who admitted to "self dumping" — a phenomena where sensing the other partner is unhappy, they dump first — was one of many highlights at Clear Spot's Broken Hearts panel.
Around 50 people came to the lively event at Belvoir's Upper Rehearsal Room on a cool Wednesday evening.
Cardiologist Geoffrey Tofler surprised the crowd by performing Van Morrison's "And the healing has begun" on ukelele, alongside explaining all the different ways we have heart attacks! (They usually happen at 9 am). Eileen Chong read poems that prompted tears.
While lawyer Tony Iuliano talked about when dividing assets, it isn't always 50.50, philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink got the crowd thinking about whether they would rather feel the pain of a broken relationship or erase it, particularly in reference to the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Some audience members felt the pain was worthwhile but others suggested that if women take medication to avoid the pain of childbirth, was it so wrong to swallow pills to avoid heartache?