11 Empowering Books: How to Get Through Your Breakup

December 4, 2020

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11 Empowering Books To Get You Through Your Breakup
The Best Post Breakup Books In 2020

Get yourself through your next breakup with one of these top-rated post-breakup books. We’ve listed our top picks below, perfect for anyone who is looking to reflect, move on, or replace some bad habits. Take a look below to find the perfect one for you.

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The Wisdom of a Broken Heart by Susan Piver
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Filled with on-the-spot practices, exercises, funny stories (often drawn from the author’s own experience), poems, meditations, exercises, and down-to-earth, practical advice on how to cope with day-to-day miseries, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart offers a priceless prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, it tells its readers in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: You’re going to be okay.

The Pisces by Melissa Broder
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Though Melissa Broder‘s essay book Too Sad Today is also a great breakup book, her novel The Pisces is a must-read for anybody who goes through withdrawal from love addiction. The book begins with a breakup, and while its merman rebound is an erotic romantic plot, this book is definitely anything but saccharine. It’s the ideal diversion for those who want to doubt the importance of losing themselves.

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy cover by Thomas Hardy. This book is one of my absolute favorite victorian novels. The story of the main character in this book is so beautiful, she’s one of few female landowners. Independent, spirited, and determined to succeed. Apart from that soon three very different suitors appear on the scene to make the story even more dramatic, complicated and worth reading.

Atomic Habits by James Clear
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During a breakup, individuals often turn to ice cream, late-night crying sessions, and sad movies to console their feelings. This can evolve into bad sleeping habits and time management skills. But what if you turned that emotional energy into positive improvement? Atomic Habits takes readers through the science behind healthy habits. Learn how to restructure your life and find renewed purpose in your day. Say goodbye to your ex and hello to a fulfilling life where everything has a place.

How To Be Sexy in 2020 by Gina McMillen
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A ridiculously short book that hits all the right marks. I keep it on top of my dresser drawer next to the chapstick and breath mints and read it daily.. Who doesn’t want to read a short book that tells them they’re sexy?!

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
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This book is about mindfulness, and about digging deep to be able to accept yourself for who you are. After a break-up, a lot of people tend to dwell on unpleasant issues, and also start to question their identity. This book is particularly helpful for getting in touch with your own identity and finding peace.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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This book is also about mindfulness, and about the importance and significance of keeping your attention in the present moment. After break-ups, It’s common for people to wallow in sadness or self-pity, at least for a while. The best antidote for that is bringing your attention to the present moment, as the author so eloquently describes.

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
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Gabrille Bernstein’s Audible book on manifesting the life you want will get you excited about moving forward. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get back into a positive mindset after a breakup. After listening to Gabrielle, you will feel excited about attracting the love that you deserve!

The Journey From Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson
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The end of a relationship is a deep loss, like any other grief. Many of my therapy clients have felt abandoned when a partner leaves. I have seen this book validate their experience of feeling alone as well as give them a clear path forward to get through the sorrow. This book offers an understanding of the neurological and behavioral instincts that accompany grief. My clients have been able to see that their seemingly intense responses are normal and that the intensity will dissipate with time. Finding meaning in grief creates powerful alchemy towards change.

Not Nice by Dr Aziz Gazipura
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For many of my therapy clients, the last stages of a relationship meant compromising themselves and their integrity to try to save the connection. In the ashes of break-up or divorce, this book has helped my clients learn to reclaim their identities, have clear boundaries, and get the life they want. At the core of this book is an understanding of how being too nice is actually detrimental to the foundation of a healthy relationship, so that next time around my clients can be happier and feel less guilty getting their needs met with a partner.

Whole Again by Jackson MacKenzie
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Sometimes a breakup is more than just the end of something beautiful. Many of my therapy clients have had to extricate themselves from emotionally abusive or toxic relationships. The healing process for this kind of relationship ending can be a bit more intense and involved. This book does a wonderful job of validating the experiences of people who have felt stuck in unhealthy relationships. The author offers daily practices to find a way back into feeling confident and positive about yourself. My clients in these situations often worry about getting stuck in another abusive partnership when they are ready to date again; this book teaches how to clearly see the patterns that they may have missed, so they never feel powerless again.