"Because you're not the only one dealing with this sh*tty feeling, and your friends need a break."
Naz Perez is an L.A.-based TV host, producer, and lover of love. Currently an in-stadium host for the L.A. Dodgers, she's also worked for E!, and on shows including The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Bachelor franchise. Naz is also the founder of Heartbroken Anonymous.
Honestly, it all started with a knock on my door. It was a neighbor — a woman I had only seen in passing. She looked emotional, so I invited her inside, and she immediately broke down. We got to talking, and it turned out she had just broken up with a guy she'd been dating for 10 years. Ten years! She said the pain she felt was so, so bad, but also that that she felt safe telling me about it — because we didn’t really know each other. I feel like people surrounding you can be very judgmental, even if they’re trying to be supportive. You call your mom or your sister or your BFF [after a breakup] and they're like, "Well, you shouldn’t have dated that guy anyway. We didn't like him! He's not good for you." And [someone you don’t know] can be this safe space — you can let it all out and it feels like there’s no consequences.
I'd heard this from people dealing with heartbreak before — I worked as a producer on The Bachelor for two years. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of love — what it means to people and what it evokes in people and how it motivates people, like to follow a sports team or take up a new hobby or, like, move across the country! But getting your heart broken can motivate you too. And after listening to people talk about love and heartbreak for so long, I figured, Why not do the same thing for my community?
So I had this idea: Wouldn't it be cool if there was a place you could go if you were heartbroken and you could talk to all these other people that were heartbroken too? You’d know that you’re not alone [in your feelings] and hopefully feel comfortable just letting loose.
That’s how Heartbroken Anonymous came to be. [At first] I was thinking big: Like, wouldn’t it be cool if you could go to a nice hotel, or a spa, and just hang out with a bunch of girls and guys that are going through a similar experience — everyone’s heartbreak story is their own, of course — and just eat ice cream and watch chick flicks and play with puppies? That was a great fantasy, but then I came back down to Earth and started thinking realistically. I love love, and I'm such a believer in love, and I know that people are hurting.
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