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5 Books to Help Get Over a Breakup

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at South Carolina chapter.

Unfortunately, chances are you’ll encounter a not-so-great breakup at some point. Regardless of how it ends (or ended), any breakup can be damaging and you might need time to heal from it. If you’re losing sight of your personal well-being and are soul searching for a pick me up, these books are for you. This selection of books on relationships and self-love will help teach you how to move on and embrace whatever comes next in life. Make this time about finding yourself and taking care of you. After all, you are the most important.

1. Who Am I Without You? Fifty-Two Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After a Breakup by Christina Hibbert

Written by a clinical psychologist, Christina Hibbert, this book will show you how to get back to the person you once were. If you’re ready to put the past behind you and make a comeback better than ever, look no further.

2. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan Elliot

You can’t believe it’s over, and it really sucks. Susan Elliot encourages readers to forget about trying to win their exes back and instead stick to her effective plan to overcome the heartache, once and for all.

3. The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce by Rachel Sussman

Author and psychotherapist, Rachel Sussman introduces her three-phase process for healing from a bad breakup. This takes the reader through understanding, healing and transformation with advice from other women.

4. Six-word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak by Larry Smith

If you don’t want to read an entire book re-living your breakup, these insightful but brief stories from real people and situations might be a better fit for you.

5. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Bestselling author Jen Sincero wants you to create a life you can’t help but love. This isn’t focused necessarily on breakups, but the lessons taught are helpful to anyone who is doubting themselves. Prepare to feel refreshed and unstoppable with a new mindset once this is read.

We hope this selection can help ease your heartache. Remember, baby steps are still progress.