Mending a Broken Heart


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July 14, 2017

Today I’m posting a story about young love that I’ll be all of us can relate to. I know certainly remember my first big heartbreak and crush. Enjoy!


I wanted to share my feelings for the Bee Gees because they really got me through my first big heartache. The song that plays over and over in my head is “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart”. That song got me through the crying and sobbing, which occurred on a daily basis for weeks.

I was in 9th grade, and my love was Joey G. I was so crazy about this boy, and I nearly failed math because we were in the same class, and I couldn’t concentrate on anything but his smile and his hair and his voice. I was crushed when he asked another girl to the Spring Fling dance. Her name was Lorraine, and she was blond and sweet. I hated Lorraine, but he adored her.

I cried myself to sleep at night while I listened to the Bee Gees on my recored player in my bedroom. I wore out the record, and I’ll never forget how much I hurt over that boy.

Even though I got married and had children and now have a grandchild, I still think of Joey every time Barry sings that song. After my heartbreak, I listened to every Bee Gee love song I could find, and eventually the music helped me to move on without this boy of my dreams. It’s the music that kept me wallowing, but it’s also the music that got me over this lost love.

I have loved the Bee Gees since I was a young teen, and I’ll always remember the solace their music brought to me. Young love is hard to forget, but the music soothes and heals.

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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