The 7 Best Books for Getting Over a Breakup | HuffPost LifeNot to get too depressing, but leaving work in the dark and coming back to an empty home is pretty bad for morale. Luckily, we have books! First, sadness. This beautifully written novel is both affirming and heartbreaking. Two year-old boys meet in Oxford and become fast friends, until one day their friendship blossoms into more. But years later, one is married, and the other has left town. What happened between them, and how has it shaped them into the men they became?
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Whether you're just going through some shit or are fresh off a breakup, there's nothing like deep diving into some books that can heal you and remind you of your self-worth. Here, nine women share the sanity-saving books that got them over a serious bout of heartache that you should consider reading, too. There was a chapter where Hooks talks about how love only happens when you truly open yourself up to it. It's not new advice, for sure: It's why people tell you to work on yourself after a breakup rather than just hop into the next one. But it was extra soothing to hear at the time, and reassured me that I would find something if I really wanted to. It helped me remember I have ownership of my life and destiny, and realize how strong women are The protagonist's relationship was just like mine: Picture perfect from the outside with SO much love and affection, but with underlying problems that no one wanted to deal with.
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Check out the 16 best books to read after a breakup recommended to you by 10 experts. This book is a great resource because of the multilayered approach to healing from a breakup or divorce. She provides examples from her personal life as well as real-life clients from her practice as a psychotherapist in NYC. Sussman provides tips for readers who have just gone through a breakup or divorce by offering recommendations for healing the immediate issues and feelings that come up post breakup. Some of the many emotional areas she covers are healing, depression, anxiety, loneliness, obsession. As the reader goes deeper in the process of their breakup or divorce, so does the book.
That book isn't on this list, because who wants to read about a cheating dude after a breakup? Regardless of how I feel about its source, that brutal sentiment will ring painfully true for anyone who's just had their heart broken: When you're in the midst of a separation, it feels like you will never, ever stop loving the other person. Luckily, I can personally attest to the truth of that "time heals all wounds" adage, but unluckily, I can also personally attest to the truth of that "patience is a virtue" adage. And honestly, who feels virtuous after a breakup? So while you wait for patience and time to work their magic, I suggest you take matters into your own hands and nudge the healing forward by reading some books about breakups and heartbreak. If you are anything like me, reading through these books will require that you carve out an entire afternoon for a good, long cry.