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It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy | [Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt]

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy

There's no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there's one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him.
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There's no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there's one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It's over for a reason, and deep down inside you probably know what that reason is. It's called a breakup because it's broken, and starting today, you're not the kind of woman who settles for broken, or hangs on to damaged goods, be it a radio, a pair of shoes, or a relationship. It's time to get rid of all the broken stuff you've been lugging around for days, months, and maybe even years, and make the bold decision to start looking for stuff that works! Because the longer you stay stuck in a dead-end relationship, the less time you get on this planet to experience a great one. So download this book, and let's dive in, our goal is to help you turn your breakup into the event that changes your life for the better in ways you never dreamed possible. It's not an end, it's a beginning! After all, you are a Superfox.

©2005 Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer brooklyn, NY, United States 01-20-15
    Amazon Customer brooklyn, NY, United States 01-20-15 Member Since 2013

    I am totally into building myself up spiritually, emotionally and relationship wise, so I like to listen to lots of books! :)

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    "A HILARIOUS TRUTH!!"

    This book is HILARIOUS and gives you the low down stankn truth about your BREAK UP. IT'S CALLED A BREAK UP... BECAUSE IT'S BROKEN! You will feel much better after you listen to this and you will regain your STRENGTH AND POWER!

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    Laurie norco, LA, United States 02-19-13
    Laurie norco, LA, United States 02-19-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "So helpful, I've read it 3 times!!!"
    What did you love best about It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken?

    Very practical and real world advice. I found myself nodding my head in agreement quite a few times. The authors were both great. There was a bit of humor throughout the book, which I found kind of lightened the mood of the book at the appropriate times. I would highly recommend this book to anyone going through a breakup. I will probably go through it again before my poor little heart heals completely.


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    Mrs Mesa 11-14-12
    Mrs Mesa 11-14-12

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    "OMG Fabulous Listen!"
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    This book was great and such an EXCELLENT listen! I would love to hear more from these authors! You will feel like they know you personally and your break up/relationship situation. This audiobook made me feel like I am not alone - we all feel the same stuff! Worth a hundred credits!

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    Wendy Watson West Valley City, UT, US 10-18-12
    Wendy Watson West Valley City, UT, US 10-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE IT"

    It is just so true. It was nice to hear that I am not out of my mind.

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    Mayilet HIALEAH, FL, United States 07-11-12
    Mayilet HIALEAH, FL, United States 07-11-12
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    "Life Changer"
    If you could sum up It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken in three words, what would they be?

    Life-Changing, Wake-Up! Experience


    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite part of this experience was how the writers did not tell me what I WANTED to hear, but just what I NEEDED to hear. When it came to a dysfunctional relationship, there was no sugar coating. The authors write with a lot of love and humor, but at all times…they tell you like it is. I felt like a stranger, who does not know my flaws or qualities, was telling me exactly what happened and why. I got answers to all my questions. But in the end, realized that no matter what the question is, the answer is that this particular relationship ‘is broken and will never be fixed’ , and the answers are irrelevant – unless they serve to make me a smarter woman.I feel empowered and blessed to have gone through this hell and to have found this book. I am ashamed of who I have been and look forward to living the life I have dreamed of all along.


    Have you listened to any of various’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This reading was like taking a pain killer medication but without the side effects. It went right to the pain and created an immunity from not only this dysfunctional relationship, but from future ones.


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    Hilary 06-15-12
    Hilary 06-15-12
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    "Good coaching for post-break up blues"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, because it helps you feel normal for feeling sad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personal stories. Some are truly outrageous. Greg B. is also pretty hilarious with some of his phrasing and comments.


    Was It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken worth the listening time?

    Yes, in small pieces.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a depressing topic, but you'll probably feel better after hearing other people's wacky and sad stories.

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    Karen Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-12-12
    Karen Tallahassee, FL, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I listened to this over & over & over"
    What made the experience of listening to It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken the most enjoyable?

    This book really helped me through a tough time. The practical exercises were funny & useful -- there is value in knowing that you aren't the only one who has been driven crazy at a relationship's end.


    What did you learn from It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken that you would use in your daily life?

    I can often summon the narrators' voices in a difficult time telling me I'm a "super-fox" and that he's NOT COMING BACK. I'm an educated person, but they can be my break-up buddies until my own self-esteem kicks in.


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    Linda Quiquivix 04-30-12
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    "Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken to be better than the print version?

    This book is hilarious and brutally honest, both of which made me feel so much better, so very quickly. From all the ones I've tried, this is the best book on the topic Audible offers thus far.


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    jmgalexander United States 04-17-12
    jmgalexander United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thought it was a great the narrator did a great job of delivering the humorous elements of the book and I found myself nodding and "amening" in my car on the way to and from work on several occasions. I would definitely recommend this to someone with deep, lingering, unanswered questions about break-ups, theirs in particular. This book covered so many bases.


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    darla Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-05-12
    darla Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A must have, for EVERYONE"
    Where does It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best I have listened to so far!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved it because they keep a sense of humor, allowing us to laugh at our irrational behavior while learning alternative, effective, strategies for getting through a break up. Even if you are in a loving relationship that IS working, this book will give you skills you can use to help others. We all know someone who is suffering the devastation of the end of a relationship with a loved one.


    Which character – as performed by various – was your favorite?

    Both readers were fabulous, but Greg was the definite leader.


    What did you learn from It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned that I can keep going. That it is normal to have the feelings, and not to fight them. I learned to grieve without settling for anything that would compromise my dignity. I learned that we do go on, life continues, and if we engage in self destructive behaviors it does not make our loved one come running back but it does keep us in a state of pain for a longer period of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book! If you are in a break up, Get this book immediately. Also, I listened it to it twice on the way to work, just to get through the day on a positive note and not send that

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