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Getting Past Your Breakup Audiobook

Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

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It’s over - and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out.

Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven road map for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs - on you. Her plan includes:

  • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go “no contact” with your ex,
  • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life,
  • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships, and
  • What to do when you can’t stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house.

Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.

©2012 Susan J Elliott (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Allouise 07-26-12
    Allouise 07-26-12
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    "The Perfect Book When It's Time Move On"

    I was with my ex partner on and off for 7 years and desperately needed to find a way to make sure the most recent break up was the final one. I have found this book to be profoundly useful for not only getting over my ex once and for all but also helping me to create the life I dream of and deserve.
    I cannot recommend this book highly enough for someone who is hurting yet ready to make a better life.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David 07-07-13
    David 07-07-13
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    "Beacon of light during dark time"
    What made the experience of listening to Getting Past Your Breakup the most enjoyable?

    The narration was fine, but best of this listen is the book itself. The most helpful, hopeful and straightforward advice I've ever seen in this genre-the concepts offered me a way to think deeper beyond the emotional whirlwind I was experiencing, and just 'keep it simple' while keeping my own self-respect and learning to be whole again. This was the first and only book I picked up in the days after the sudden end of my long-term love, and it honestly kept me upright through those very difficult days. I still keep it ready to go in my library and reference it often. So grateful for this amazing book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with any fluff (ok, yeah, Greg Behrendt)- which minimizes the devastating effects of a breakup ('you're a stone cold fox! He is stupid'
    Now don't you feel better?). Getting Past your Breakup is so far beyond this, offers real direction and brutal honesty but you will believe that you can get past this, and even that it can be 'the best thing that ever happened to you.' Really.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    CFinn 01-23-16
    CFinn 01-23-16
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    "A Worthwhile Listen for Good Advice"

    I've been listening to a bunch of break-up type books, and I thought Getting Past Your Breakup was a worthwhile listen. It has good, practical advice that anyone can benefit from. I listened to Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" and thought it was helpful but sometimes too 'out there' for me when she brings in metaphysical type elements (with ideas along the line of people having hearing problems because they don't want to listen to what is happening in their life). I listened to "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken," which was funny but at times annoying. This audiobook fell somewhere in between: It's not trying too hard to be funny and it doesn't include some ideas that may not jive with the average person. I would recommend it.

    As for the negatives: The author heavily pushes "NC" or No Contact in order to break your link with your now former significant other. I agree with this concept in theory, but when you have younger children in the mix, it's just not feasible. The narrator was pretty good, but at times just a little bit on the flat side. It can make for easy listening, but every once in a while, I felt like the audio was just droning on and there was no pep to it. Last, the author includes some of her own personal stories and in a few of them, I questioned her judgement. She indicates that her therapist set her straight in at least one of the stories, but I wondered why she needed the therapist to do so and couldn't arrive at the same conclusion on her own? It made me wonder if she was qualified to give me advice. All in all, the negatives were relatively minor compared to the positives. If you're going through a breakup or divorce, this audiobook is worth a listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kris 01-07-16
    Kris 01-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Lifesaver"

    I am in the process of grieving the loss of a 24 year marriage and this book and the GPYB blog have helped me more than anything else. I was really devastated when I stumbled on Susan's book. I was unable to move on with my life. After reading her book I am feeling more optimistic about my ability to get over my ex and move on to a better life. I work in the field of mental health, and I would recommend Susan's book to my clients who are struggling to get past the heartache of a breakup.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rigoberto Guadiana 09-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book"
    Would you listen to Getting Past Your Breakup again? Why?

    I have heard it 20 times and counting. The more you listen to it the more it syncs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What does Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The truth..


    What did you learn from Getting Past Your Breakup that you would use in your daily life?

    self respect.


    Any additional comments?

    hands down a great book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K.dasilva Vallejo, Ca United States 08-06-13
    K.dasilva Vallejo, Ca United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Seriously-The best self help book ever"
    What made the experience of listening to Getting Past Your Breakup the most enjoyable?

    The real time lessons and how I could relate to the content


    What did you like best about this story?

    The section on social media is so perfect


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It make me understand how to get past the break up and move on with my lifte


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 10-21-15
    Beth 10-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very helpful!"

    I really liked this book! It goes beyond just the days after and helps you to find a way to build a life for yourself. I love the action items! The journaling has been very helpful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan 07-09-14
    Dylan 07-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good information but a patronizing tone"

    This book has some useful information in it, especially the emphasis on NC (no contact with your ex) and I did find parts of the text helpful. My issue is that the author tends to talk down to the reader: "Do this." "Don't do that." "Grow up." And the narrator really emphasizes this bossy tone. Also, I didn't find the narrator's voice very appealing. She sounded like Mrs. Roper from "Three's Company" (a sit-com from the 70's & 80's).

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Quiquivix 04-30-12
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    "More for the married with children... not me"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book could have been more useful for my own circumstance if it hadn't been so marriage/children-centered. Another turnoff was that the author spent a vast part of the book's beginning telling her personal, very specific story. I felt a bit cheated, as I felt forced to listen to someone's problems. (Sorry that sounds so crude...) The most useful book I've found on Audible on this topic thus far is: "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken." It was hilarious at times and brutally honest, both of which made me feel so much better, so very quickly. I'd recommend that one any day.


    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kamazon 11-28-12
    Kamazon 11-28-12
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    "Wow..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Depressing. Aren't these kind of books supposed to make you feel better? I, too, recommend 'its called a breakup because its broken' and 'the 30 day heartbreak cure.'


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

    Someone with a young, calm and soothing voice. Someone hipper.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Getting Past Your Breakup?

    The first 3 chapters.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    10/11/15
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    "Awesome book"

    Lots of help. Amazing point of view. Good advices. Totally recommending. Thank you Susan. Anya.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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