Books for Breaking Up
Here is a list of some of my most beloved breakup books.
Attached - The Book
Although this book is not exclusively on breakups, it is usually the first book I recommend to my clients. The reason being that our attachment style has a lot to do with why many relationships do not work out, and it also explains why some breakups are so difficult. My clients have found this book really helpful, and often tell me they had a lot of aha moments about their own relationship history.
- Chapter 8 is especially great!
- Take the relationship "Compatibility Quiz" here http://www.attachedthebook.com/compatibility-quiz/
It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken
by Greg Behrent & Amiira Ruotola
This book reads like a girls night out with your best "Sex in the City" kind of girlfriends. I listened to the audio version version a few times that first 6 months after my broken engagement. This book is light, but insightful. Very quickly you'll feel like Greg & Amiira are two of your biggest cheerleaders. They remind you over and over again (the way you need during a breakup!) that your breakup happened for a reason, and encourage you to trust this is happening for the best because you deserve to be with someone who really wants to be with you. It's a good starter book for someone recently out of a breakup, before you dive in to the real work working through grief.