Breakups are hard.  Living in the most heartbroken city in America sounds even worse.

If I had to guess, I'd say Los Angeles would be at the top of the list because so many people are focused on chasing their dreams more than seeking a future with someone.

Unfortunately, my guess is very, very wrong.

According to CreditDonkey, Chicago ranked #1 as America's most heartbroken city.


CreditDonkey analyzed statistics on relationship statuses, divorce rates, and breakups in cities all across the US, and the Windy City, sadly, made it on top.

After I did some of my own research, I noticed Chicago has a higher % of single and divorced people compared to other cities.  Like... 30% of residents in Chicago have gone through at least one split.

With nearly 2.7 million people living in Chicago and having business-oriented mindsets, you can only suspect a large amount of breakups and divorces.  Right?

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It's definitely difficult to find time to maintain a strong, healthy relationship with someone who really loves you when you're so absorbed in your success.

It is important to note that heartbreak is a universal experience, and in the end we will all find closure from a breakup - the pain doesn't last forever!


Read More: Study Says Illinois Is One Of The Very Best States To Be Single

Chicago, like any other city, has its fair share of love stories, happy endings, and constant relationship statuses being changed to "it's complicated."

So, don't let this study ruin your chance at love!  While it may be true that Chicago is America's most heartbroken city, it is also a place full of hope and opportunity for those who are willing to take a chance on love.

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