Everyone’s been through it. You thought that relationship was going to last forever…that you’d found “the one.” And now you’re left picking up the pieces of a dream that died and trying to move on. Here are a few books to help you navigate those feelings and get your life back on track.
1. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing that Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott
Elliott is a certified grief therapist with tons of experience helping people through hard times; in this book, she provides a step-by-step guide for working through the bad feelings and regaining emotional well-being. She also includes inspirational stories of others who’ve made it through.
2. The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce by Rachel Sussman
Sussman, a licensed psychotherapist, breaks down the process of moving through a breakup into three steps: healing, understanding, and transformation. Each step includes encouragement and advice from women who’ve been through the same thing.
3. It’s Called a Breakup Because it’s Broken: A Smart Girl’s Break-up Buddy by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Greg Behrendt is already well-known for his bestseller, He’s Just Not that Into You, and this book is no departure from his engaging style. This one, however, is a real-life guide to getting over a love lost, beginning with a reminder that a breakup happens for a reason. The Behrendts even include a workbook for you to get those feelings out on paper.
4. Who Am I Without You?: Fifty Two Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After a Breakup by Christina Hibbert
Hibbert, a clinical psychologist, deals specifically with the broken self-esteem that accompanies the loss of a relationship. In her fifty two short chapters, she offers many tips and steps to take to restore your feeling of worth.
5. Divorce: Get Your Life Back in 30 Days After a Divorce or Break-Up – For Men by Francisco Bujan
As the title indicates, Bujan’s book is geared toward helping men recover from a bad breakup; he helps men navigate the “whys” and “hows,” and gives them advice as to how to avoid the same situations in the future.
If you’re reeling from a love lost, pick up one of these reads to help your heart mend!
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