We have a pretty popular thread for songs to listen to during/after a break-up, but I wanted to have a thread for break-up books since there are times when I've found that a book can be more helpful than a song or a movie. Sometimes books can bring you out of the misery and help you look at the situation from a different perspective, or at least entertain you for longer than a song or a movie.
My all-time favorite book to read during/after a break-up is Love in the Time of Cholera, if for no other reason than it's great writing and at least I didn't wait for the guy for a few decades. Close behind is Like Water for Chocolate, also for the great writing, and because I love to cook, and, as crappy as the break-up might be, it's nowhere near as bad as what Tita has to go through. I've started reading High Fidelity (yes, the novel that the movie is based off), and I'm falling for it pretty hard. I always liked the movie (it's in my Top Ten Movie List) and the book is pretty good and has some interesting stuff about break-ups and sex in it.
Anyone have some good break-up books or short stories they want to share?
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My all time favourite breakup book is 'It's Called a Breakup Because it's Broken' by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Routola-Behrendt. Greg Co-authored 'He's Just Not That Into You', the one the movie was based off of.
'It's Called a Breakup Because it's Broken' takes you through every stage of how you may be feeling, and helps you work through those feelings in order to accept what's happen, move on and be the best you that you can be. It also includes statistics, funny stories, stories of people that have most likely been through MUCH worse breakups then yourself, and personal stories from the authors themselves.
It's written in such a way that it's sympathetic but at the same time comical, and allows you to realise that this isn't the end of the world, and that even greater possibilities lie ahead
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