7 books to help you get over a break-up

7 books to help you get over a break-up

Books to help you get over a heartbreak.

Written by Kriti Saraswat |Updated : September 25, 2014 5:46 PM IST

woman cryingHeartbreak can be an emotionally draining phase of one's life and what makes it worse is when you have no clue what to do. If you take a cue from movies, you will probably eat ice cream, cry your eyes out, meet someone very interesting and fall in love again. But sadly, that's not how it goes for all of us in reality. So to provide you a little help, here's a list of 7 books which will help you mend your broken heart in a positive way.

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken by Greg Behrendt

Yes, a break-up sucks but Greg who has also written He's Just Not That Into You, shares an ultimate survival guide to overcome a heartbreak. The book is essentially for girls and also has what he calls a 'he-tox' to get Mr Wrong out of your system. He shares tips to deal with common break-up symptoms including -- Why you shouldn't call him and what he's thinking when you do, how to transform yourself into a hot, happening Superfox and get a jump on the better, brighter future that awaits.

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The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor

It is the best book for helping people, especially girls, getting through their first heartbreak. It is about a high school junior Jen, whose boyfriend Max suddenly tells her that he wants to be friends. Jen can't imagine how she will deal with seeing Max in school after they break up, let alone work with him on the school paper. Jen is initially skeptical about the advice contained in The Breakup Bible given to her by her grandmother, and yet the process Jen goes through throughout the novel book feels real, touching and, ultimately healing.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

In this book, spiritual leader Tolle explains the often misunderstood concept of being in the present in a way that is useful and practical. This is an essential concept for well-being and is particularly helpful when your heart is in a dark place.

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher

Bruce, a renowned divorce therapist, helps people bounce back after a heartbreak or divorce through this book. The book is a result of two decades of research and has a 19-step process which can help overcome this rough patch. It also has a lot of feedback from various divorced men and women who've undergone the process and how they overcame it.

How to Heal a Broken Heart in 30 Days by Howard Bronson and Mike Riley

Bronson and Riley break down break-ups in a practical, daily, easy-to-understand way that helps people process their emotions while also moving on in a positive way. If you are a heartbroken practical person, this is definitely the book for you.

The Journey From Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson

An experienced professional, Susan talks about the five stages of grieving in her book to get over a break-up. It provides a complete programme to mend a broken heart with the help of various tips.

Getting Past Your Break-Up: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott

Elliott is supremely practical and behavioural in her approach to how to avoid getting sucked back into a dysfunctional relationship. Her strategies are incredibly useful for people who need concrete advice on what to do next.

With inputs from IANS

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