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What do you do when your relationship suddenly ends? How do you cope when the cosy 'coupley' future you had planned disappears?

Join comedian Helen Thorn from The Scummy Mummies as she haphazardly takes the plunge into single life for the first time in 22 years.

Helen shares her own roller-coaster journey from the initial shock of a surprise separation, the messy months hanging out in her PJs through to the highs of rediscovering online dating, tiny pants, rock-solid female friendships and the glorious joy of just being by herself.

With the help of relationship experts and an army of women 'who know', Get Divorced, Be Happy will show you that going it alone isn't the end, it is just the beginning, and you will come out the other side, stronger, happier and goddamn sassier than ever before.

©2021 Helen Thorn (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"Helen is the woman I want in my life when the shit hits the fan." (Bryony Gordon)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-21

The Hitchhikers Guide to Being Happy

A very honest, candid and thought provoking insight to betrayal, separation, divorce and finding yourself again. Helen really bares her soul with humility, heartfelt and brutal honesty and brilliant humour of what it's like to wake up and realise the life you had isn't what you thought it was and that, by no fault of your own, your whole world has been turned upside down by someone who you loved, cared for and trusted and who had promised to love, respect and protect you forever.

But instead of crumbling, you grabbed the bull by the horns and you decided, however hard, to live and be happy. This could have been a self-prophesying, sickly 'do it this way like me' type of book but it is anything but and it's refreshing to hear the whole truth, highs and lows, triumphs and mistakes alike.

People everywhere, from all walks of life, male and female, young and old will have no regrets and will benefit from reading this book. (Well everyone other than her ex - he'll regret that he no longer has the privilege of calling Helen his wife and realise, if he hasn't already, what an absolute, massive wanker he really is).

Bravo Helen, you've done yourself, your children and your family proud and empowered singletons everywhere 🤍💙🤍

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  • HollyGolightly
  • 09-04-21

Honest, funny, practical, uplifting

I too broke up during lockdown, after 24 years. About 6 months behind Helen I devoured this book. Lot's of parallels for me, apart from Tinder. Not ready for sex with another man yet, but here's hoping!
I know I'm much happier on my own and I comprised way too much. After 2 major bereavements in less than a year he was a complete shit to me when I needed him most. Selfish doesn't come close. I think lockdown made me realise that life is too short to put up with indifference and absence of love, because while I visited hospitals he got busy with another woman. My mum left me some money and I went to bed that night knowing that she had set me free. Thank you Helen for making me see that I'm ok and not alone.

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  • B Weston
  • 08-04-21

Holy shit balls of wow!!!

Helen, you totally rock and might have saved my life!
I found myself in the same circs seven years ago. We had the same career so I retrained yet have had temp contracts, knock backs, debts, house falling to bits and generally been kicked in the fanny over and over!!!!
I was giving up hope but this book has given me super- powered- Helen- fucking- Wonder Woman- sparkling bloody glitter hope ( with a mighty bloody feminism fist of ‘women rock!’).
I don’t have enough words to express how glad I am (and gutted) that you were placed on this journey..!
For every ‘FFS’ you have saved a soul xxxx
Love you guys 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🌼

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  • Lucy6058
  • 10-07-21

Had high hopes, and this didn't disapoint

only wish this had been around 7 years ago when I became single. Both informative and funny
i have been been big fan of the scummy mummy podcast and joined audible audible that I could listen to this book. Helen your amazing!!!! your body positivity and wisdom has given me confidence.

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  • Deb Gunn
  • 10-05-21

candid, hearty, real, sexy, lump in your throat,

tear inducing to name but a few things I felt when listening to Helens story. nothing but respect to you for your strength and honesty on your journey. having listened to your podcast for a few years I feel like I have shared in a small way in your journey. ❤️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-16-21

still married...this book is so important

If you feel like your only option is to stay for the kids then read this. no decision needs to be made immediately but it really helped me put things in perspective. maybe I'll get brave.

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  • M. Bourke
  • 08-03-21

fun


a lovely uplifting book that will fill your heart with hope and joy


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  • Stacey
  • 11-24-21

Uplifting and heartfelt

Wonderful, funny and positive book. So honest and really helpful for anyone going through the same or similar situations

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  • Annon
  • 11-09-21

Great

Fab book really resonated with me. So brave and funny I hope the bastard reads it 🤣

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  • Sarah
  • 11-08-21

just love it

so many thoughts and feelings all so relevant to how i feel atm

really appreciate the honesty d

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-21

Some hot tips for single males too

Likeable Easy listening targeted towards Women but definitely some insight and worth a listen if your a Man single and ready to mingle.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-21

Helen Thorn’s raw tale is an inspiration

Helen Thorn’s account of life after discovering her husband’s adultery is an inspiration. Her personal reflection and advice combined with the wisdom of professionals will bring comfort and may lead to the awakening of others.
No one needs to put up with the poison of some domestic partners. Helen has, like many women before her, discovered that life is better without the daily life grind of living with an entitled pompous git. Rock on Helen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-21

All about Loving yourself!

Love this book! Not just about divorce but also about not putting up with the shittt!!
Hugh fan of Helen’s and scummy mummies.

Keep up the fabulous work!

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