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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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    Nadia Lawrence, MA, United States 10-13-11
    Nadia Lawrence, MA, United States 10-13-11
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    "Made the First Few Days Bearable"

    I've had this book for a few years now, since I was considering breaking up with my last ex. I found it okay back then, but this time, after being dumped by my latest boyfriend I found it to be my best companion for the first few days. Listen at your worst moments and it's likely to make you feel more at ease and help you realize/confirm that you're better off without that person in your life. I even listened at night when I had a hard time sleeping. I definitely recommend this to those hurting after a breakup.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley Dallas, TX 02-20-08
    Kimberley Dallas, TX 02-20-08
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    "I Was Devastated, Then This Audio Came Along"

    I loved it...highly recommend it. Witty, fun and never ceases to remind you that you are not alone. Interestingly narrated by both a male and a female the two perspectives and sets of experiences give additional depth and understanding to what is primarily a chick's book. Absolutely would recommend it...especially as a gift for ANY woman you know whether going thru her FIRST breakup or her FIFTIETH. Enjoy!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Orange Park, FL, USA 10-02-06
    Cheryl Orange Park, FL, USA 10-02-06
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    "Awesome!!"

    I can not even begin to tell you how this book has helped me!! Such truth, and wisdom, mixed with humor.
    This book helped me out so much, as it told me the truth over and over again. I put this on head phones at night, so I wouldn't have to think about he ex.
    Love it, would recommend it to anyone!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Lake Worth, FL, United States 11-07-11
    Scott Lake Worth, FL, United States 11-07-11
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    "For Guys Too!!!"

    This book is marketed to women but almost every word applies equally to men. Breaking up is hard to do if you do it right. This book gets you moving forward and feeling better as quickly as possible without dismissing the need to grieve. I found it especially helpful to listen to at night when my thoughts would otherwise wander to bad and sad places.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Materassi Atlanta, GA, United States 01-22-11
    Materassi Atlanta, GA, United States 01-22-11
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    "Just What I Needed!"

    Downloading this audiobook was like having a wise best friend on your MP3 player. One that knew exactly what to say to get you through the tough times. Thank you Greg and Amira.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mayda El Paso, TX, USA 02-17-06
    Mayda El Paso, TX, USA 02-17-06
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    "Good for the heart"

    If you can overlook the corny jokes this is a good listen for those who are heartbroken or in the process of breaking up. They give a wide range of examples and one of them is bound to fit your life. I liked it and found it had some valid points.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica York, PA, USA 05-26-06
    Jessica York, PA, USA 05-26-06
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    "Great Book"

    This book was great! It gives a good realistic spin on break ups. It even has a way of making you laugh at yourself!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Cranston, RI, United States 11-13-13
    Brian Cranston, RI, United States 11-13-13
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    "Review from a man..."

    I thought that my girlfriend was the one... She even told me so.. So why did she break up with me a week later? Although the relationship was great for me, something was missing for her.. Look at the name of the book, it's the truth like it or not..

    I truthfully have never typed a review. After purchasing and listening to this book I felt the need to do so because of the heartache I was experiencing from my recent breakup and the help this book provided. First off, although written for women, the basic premise and advice applies to men as well. I listened to this book last week in two days and as of today, I have finished it a second time. The stories and letters within the book are funny. The narrators, who also wrote the book share their sometimes hilarious embarrassing personal stories. I don't want to be long winded here, but if you, like me are having a hard time coming to terms with a breakup this is the book for you. Whether a short term relationship or long term marriage this covers it all. Honestly, I'm listening through a third time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Francesca Alegheri Rome, NY 03-26-13
    Francesca Alegheri Rome, NY 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a being dumped First Aid Kit!"
    Where does It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my tops. It makes me laugh and has REALLY helped me.
    I was dumped yesterday morning and I did not know how I would get through holding up at work and so on. This authors books have helped me to get through break-ups with dignity and kindness to myself and others. You can't beat that!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I got dumped by my live-in partner of 2 years on a Monday morning (yesterday morning to be exact) totally out of the blue. Spent the day in shock and just packing as much as I could until I was exhausted. Then spent a night bawling and weeping in bed.
    I do payroll at work so I HAD to come in to work. I can't describe how EXCRUCIATING it is to try to hold myself together or think straight.
    I am very lucky to have the kind words of my friends who emailed me this morning.
    These emails brought me to crying fits again. I'm working and going to the bathroom to cry about every 30 minutes. Even with the kind words my thank you's and "smile" were forced and faked.
    In the first 5 minutes of this recording I laughed FOR REAL twice. It felt really good to be brought out of my devestating emotional tornado even for just those two laughs.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lana Zagreb, Croatia 07-04-11
    Lana Zagreb, Croatia 07-04-11
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    "It's helping a lot!!"

    I bought the audio the next day after a break up of a 5 year relationship (he dumped me), and it has helped me tremendously in getting through this. It has helped me save a great deal of my dignity and see a positive side to this whole situation. I would definitely recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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