5 Books To Get You Through a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do, but the aftermath is even harder. Pick up some of these pick-me-ups and get back in the game!

The Breakup Bible, by Rachel Sussman
Psychotherapist Sussman takes you through three steps to get over what’s-his-face: healing, understanding, and transformation. When ice cream, wine, and chocolate aren’t doing it for you anymore, this book offers real help.

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken, by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Greg Behrendt is the same tough-loving guy who gave it to you straight in He’s Just Not That Into You. In his breakup book, co-written with his wife, you’ll learn the steps of the breakup process and the seven commandments of the “breakover” period. The Behrendts talk about how to look back and realize what went wrong, how to fully cleanse yourself of the split, and how to move forward like a “Superfox.” Works for us!

Why Men Love Bitches, by Sherry Argov
So you might be over your ex, but perhaps you want to know what went wrong or perhaps you want to examine (take a breath) what you’re doing wrong. Sherry Argov has a tough-as-nails approach that you’ve got to check out. Her book will help you stop playing games, stop being a doormat, and start taking control of your dating life and romantic relationships.

The Day I Shot Cupid, by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Actress and all-around sexpot Jennifer Love Hewitt knows a thing or two about the dating game. In her lighthearted, illustrated book full of quips and the ups and downs of dating, she’ll make you feel a little better about the whole process and give you some perspective. After all, if she’s had a hard time in the love department, maybe we should all start going easier on ourselves. Also of note: this is the book that JLH explains “vajazzling.” Oh, dear.

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
Once you’re over the hump of your heartbreak, it’s time for some real laughs… and reality. Hilarious Brit Caitlin Moran is witty, honest, and raw in her writing. This step-by-step guide to “being a woman” will make you sit back, chuckle a bit, and then think, “Yeah, life is tough, but I’m going to head back out there again.” Good luck, champ!

What books helped you get through a breakup?

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