optionparse: how to add a line break to the help text

I'm having a small question about optionparse.

Normaly optionparser will format the help text according to the
console's width.

I just wondered if there is any way to insert a line breakk into an
options help text.


from optparse import OptionParser

parser = OptionParser()
parser.add_option("-f", action="store",
help="This option is really really complicated"
" and I'd like to write"
" a few paragrpahs to explain how it works."
"\nHowever the line breaks are stripped off"
" and it's thus difficult to structure the help text")

args = ['-h']

Is there any trick to force a new paragraph/ line break before the word

Thanks in advance for suggestions.