9 Best Breakup Books Of 2014

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9 Best Breakup Books of 2014

Hayley Matthews

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Hayley Matthews

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What do you do when you’re confronted with a breakup? Maybe you watch a marathon classic romantic movies, visit with Ben and Jerry or join an online dating site. While this sort of grieving might make you feel better in the short term, how do you prepare yourself to beat the breakup and be better for it in the long term?

With one of these breakup books, of course! These nine will guide you and ride along with you as you hit the bumps on the road to recovery. If you’re looking for solid advice, perspective into other people’s lives and a lot of good-for-the-heart humor, these are the books you need. There may have been a breakup, but these nine works will make sure you are far from broken.

Bragging Rights: 4.6-star Amazon rating

With all breakups comes one undeniable truth: some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed. Behrendt and his wife wrote this book as the ultimate survival guide for getting over Mr. Wrong and making this breakup a “breakover.” Be better for the experience with helpful hints and workbook exercises that keep the crazy in the book, leaving only an awesome Superfox to reclaim her place in the world.

Social Clout: 25,085+ Twitter followers; 5,960+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @gregorybehrendt

Bragging Rights: 4.8-star Amazon rating

A breakup is the best time to change your life, and this book will tell you how to do it. It will serve as a road map for getting over your ex and putting your energy back where it belongs: on you! Stories and strategies will keep you inspired as you permanently get over the breakup, get your confidence back and open yourself up to finding the love of your life. You can do it with this book.

Social Clout: 2,065+ Facebook likes; 625+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @SusanJae

Bragging Rights: 4.7-star Amazon rating

As much as it hurts, heartbreak can be a great teacher. Staying busy and moving on can be easier said than done, but this book presents a breakup as an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation. Through anecdotes, insights and exercises, you’ll be regularly reminded of what is often forgotten during hard times: you’re going to be OK.

Social Clout: 10,405+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @spiver

Bragging Rights: 4.6-star Amazon rating

The heartache at the end of a serious relationship can be excruciatingly painful, which is why this book is here to help. The three-step process of healing, understanding and transformation will not only get you through the breakup, but it also will allow you to emerge from it as an improved version of yourself. Hundreds of counseling sessions have created this revolutionary recovery plan.

Social Clout: 245+ Facebook likes

Bragging Rights: 4.5-star Amazon rating

Everyone has “the Big Breakup” – the one that makes you never want to love again. This book caters to those of you who have dealt with this monumental breakup. Your core may be shaken, but with all of the tips and techniques in this book, you’ll find moving on is actually pretty fabulous. You’ll learn how to shake yourself off after your fall and move on with your life.

Social Clout: 10,445+ Twitter followers; 9,065+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @LisaSteadman

Bragging Rights: 4.3-star Amazon rating

This novel takes a refreshing spin on the multitude of dating books there are. High school romance becomes love lost, and the protagonist is horrified when her grandmother offers her “The Breakup Bible.” You’ll find yourself able to relate to the relationship woes, and you’ll appreciate the humor and honesty. The story of this fictional breakup bible might just become your own breakup bible.

Social Clout: 605+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @darlingsr4ever

Bragging Rights: 3.8-star Amazon rating

This book features nine different stories about a young man who, despite his macho exterior, aches to be loved. Yunior’s heart is beaten and shattered to show how love affects all of us. The power of love is impossible to understand, as is the weakness of the human heart, but it’s OK. You’ll be reminded passion beats experience and you will emerge from this – even if it’s hard.

Social Clout: 63,795+ Facebook likes

Bragging Rights: 3.8-star Amazon rating

This memoir takes you through two different marriages and divorces, as well as the outfits she wore when major events during these relationships happened. Relatable and poignant, she’ll have you ready to make new memories in the outfits you may have given up on. Life is a fashion statement, and even through the hardships, you’ll learn to put your best dressed foot forward.

Social Clout: 170+ Facebook likes

Bragging Rights: 3.5-star Amazon rating

As the girl’s version of “High Fidelity,” this memoir overflows with dating truths everyone can relate to. The story focuses on how hard it is to find a good man, but it also provides lessons in life. For example, date guys who know more about love than love songs. You’ll start reading for the exciting stories, but you’ll continue for the real-world wisdom you gain on matters of love.

Social Clout: 3,155+ Facebook likes; 73,855+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @julieklausner

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