A friend recently asked me to recommend some books to help her friend get over a breakup. To both of our surprises, I couldn't give her any suggestions because, well, I didn't have any. I'm a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in New York City. People often ask me to recommend shrinks, opine on new therapies, or to suggest appropriate books.
In this case, however, I didn't have one. All of my friends, colleagues, and patients know that one of the things I revere is failure.
Failure, in any context, including not having a good book reference, or the dissolution of a romantic relationship provides you with an opportunity for improvement. My failure to respond to my friend's request showed me that I had not done appropriate research in this area.
I used this as an opportunity for learning and handed her this list a few weeks ago. Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her and now to you are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.
Judging from the overwhelming response I got the last time I made a list of books for meaningful change, it seems that these reviews are helpful, which I hope is the case here. The Breakup Bible a novel by Melissa Kantor.
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The Breakup Bible is the best book I have found 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. Three failed relationships in as many years are more likely to force you into awakening than three Books about moving on after a breakup on a desert island or shut away in your room.
This book was also on my last listand with good reason. The Power of Now is one of the books that has changed my life and speaks to me a spiritual level.