7 Breakup Books to Read While Nursing a Broken Heart
Let's face it, going through a breakup can be a pretty traumatic experience. Whether you're the one who initiated the breakup or not, there's a certain amount of grief that can arise when ending a relationship—and for a while after it ends. Oftentimes we find ourselves mourning what used to be, what could've been, and agonizing over random triggers such as familiar songs, smells, or places that remind you of your ex.
However, as the age-old adage goes, "time heals all wounds," and the good news is that there are many ways to support your recovery after a breakup. (Besides playing Beyoncé's "Me, Myself and I" a couple hundred times. Just me...? OK.) One not-so-talked-about recovery method includes reading breakup books—yes, you read that correctly.
When you're going through a tough time—whether it's post break-up or another unsettling life transition—a good book can be an excellent source of comfort and healing. Not only do they provide a healthy escape from reality, books are informative, insightful, and entertaining—thus helping you to heal from a broken heart and cope with your new normal. For those experiencing the dreadful breakup blues, here are six reads that will help reclaim your life and help you to start feeling like your (awesome) self again.