How to Get Over Your Breakup

The Definitive Guide to Recovering from a Breakup and Moving On with Life
Narrated by: Lori Vandervelde
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (202 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Getting through the pain and confusion of a breakup is never easy - recover from the agony fast with easy, practical, and proven steps.

Best-selling author Rachel Adamson has a created a simple and easy way to deal with heartbreak. Full of practical advice that gets to work immediately, Adamson has distilled and removed all the nonsense out there and brought you the definitive guide to getting over a broken relationship. 

Topics covered include:

  • Breaking up: Get over initial pain fast
  • The quick-start guide to recovering fast - what to do  
  • The quick-start guide to recovering fast - what not to do 
  • Real-life breakup case studies 
  • How to handle the different stages of a breakup 
  • Working through all the emotions with proven strategies 
  • Dealing with loneliness 
  • How to cope with being single again
  • Moving on with life 
  • And so much more! 

The 2020 updated version is available now. 

©2017 Rachel Adamson (P)2018 Rachel Adamson

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Best Breakup Book!

I can’t say enough! My ex asked for a divorce and we got one and then a year later I gave in and tried at things again. I wish that I had read this book before trying - because it gives you tools, advice and most important it answers questions and gives you confidence. I can now say no - when he attempts to contact me without feeling like I am letting him down! In the end my happiness and sanity is what’s important and this book taught me to refocus my pain back on myself. Take the time and do things that will better myself. Truly thankful to the author for writing word for word what I needed to hear. I will read this book again and again!

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Anyone who has been through a bad breakup will know just how horrible it feels. I was searching for something to make me feel better and definitely found it with this book. It felt real and honest and direct, with simple and easy to follow advice and steps to help me thru the process of getting over my failed relationship.

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This book was amazing.

I have to say I was sad when this book was over. it helped me very much. I actually might just start it over & listen to it again! Worth every penny!

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Hope Restored

This book really helped me get my pieces put back together, I really hope this helps others understand they are not alone and they will get thru it no matter how hard it may be, I myself finished a relationship with my first everything, since I was 15 to 30 years of age this person was in my life and I am working towards a great future

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One of the best books I have read !

Thank you for this amazing book. It has really helped and been more informative than the previous books I have read.

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The beauty of rising above a break up

I appreciate so much that this book addresses how we negatively weigh ourselves down through break ups but that we can pick ourselves up and move on to bigger better things without damaging our relationships with ourselves. Wherever you’re at in the grieving process there are several tremendously helpful hints to help you get over your break-up in healthy ways and allowing yourself to take the time to heal from the pain and feeling of loss that have occurred in your own way. I have already recommended this book to a few friends who are going through hard times with break ups and probably will reference it again when needed.

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#1 book I've read on breaking up!

I could have saved myself a fortune in counseling costs had I read this book first! It is a must read, in my opinion. I will certainly recommend it to anyone going through a breakup. I only wish I had read it sooner!!

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Great Empowering Book

Great Book! I highly recommended it!! It helps you find your own power and concentrate on loving and taking care of yourself!

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Really Helped

Even lowered the doses of my anti depressants. She nailed all the feelings and helped me understand they are a normal part of the process. But the biggest part, she gives hope that you can get over it. Honestly did not feel I could. Now I have hope. Thank you!

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Practical and what you need to hear

Whether you're newly single or been struggling with a breakup for a while- this is a good listen. Rachels advice can apply to any relationship no matter how volatile or mild, and I found myself even analyzing past relationships from before my recent breakup. Her advice is simple but it's definitely what you need to hear to get over a breakup in a healthy manner

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  • 12-29-19

Got over it.

I was really really struggling with my breakup (lonely, angry, confused, embarassed etc etc). This book was the first step in me REALLY getting over it. At one stage I didn't think it was possible, but I really am over it now and I credit this book with doing that for me.

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  • 03-04-20

For men too

Was worried this book was going to be just for woman but as a man going thru a breakup it applied to me too!

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  • Geanina
  • 04-04-20

Very Helpful Book!

I am going through a separation from my husband after 10 years of marriage. The book described perfectly some feelings and emotions that I have been through and provides great advice for moving on. I found it great support in hard times like this and would highly recommend it. It might not be for everyone's situation but definitely there is something in there for everyone that would help out. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-20

Moving on

Not instant but I am getting over my breakup. The book felt genuine. It was not too tough and not too soft - somewhere in-between.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

A new life.

Realistic Effective Honest Soothing Comforting Educational And it works... Get over breakups fast. Rid urself of the pain. I know how it feels, I have had it too but help IS out there

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-20

ESSENTIAL FOR BREAKUPS

THIS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ANYONE WHO HAS GONE THRU A BREAKUP. A LIFE SAVER.

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  • Audible Customer
  • 01-24-20

Feeling better.

God that was the worst breakup I can imagine and I was searching for something to help when I got recommended this book. Do I still miss him and do I still regret the break-up? Yes. But I feel so much better and slowly getting to the stage of moving on with my life.

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  • L. Twi
  • 01-23-20

Very very good.

Saying it is very very good is simply because of how much it helped me get over what was quite a horrific breakup.

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  • Charlie
  • 12-07-19

Good breakup advice.

Going thru a breakup at present (which is HORRIBLE and I pity anyone else in the same position) and was searching for something, ANYTHING, to make me feel better....found it with this book, therefore I am very happy to leave a positive 5 star review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-19

Great for breakups and heartache

Got through my breakup (and the confusion, heartache, horrible lonely nights etc) with the help of this excellent book.

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  • Charlie
  • 11-02-19

Very grateful

I found this book when I needed it most. Confused, lost, heartbroken and unsure what to do next. This book was so so valuable in helping me deal with my thoughts and how to process everything in a calm and mature way.

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  • ListenEveryday
  • 10-31-19

Feeling better...slowly.

Breakups SUCK and will always suck. I was not looking a miracle cure, I was just looking something to help the healing process and help me to move on in life. I definitely found it with this book. Great, very very happy

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  • Simon
  • 10-05-19

This helped me so much

I will be eternally grateful I got this book. After trying many books to do with breakups, this is the ONLY one that was actually realistic and effective. I learnt a lot, was able to process my feelings, was able to eventually get over my ex and move on. Honestly I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Thank you to the author!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-20

WOW

To the author of this book - THANK YOU. U saved me from the worst time of my life. Your coping strategies and the methods you gave me changed everything. An absolute superb and powerful book.

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  • Tracey
  • 05-08-18

not bad

There were some useful tips, but unfortunately for me nothing i hadn't already read before. if you haven't read much on the subject this will be useful. Also, this book (and much other advice) is geared towards learning to love your new single life after a relationship, if you've been single a long time and just lost a new relationship you are RETURNING to single so its a different situation all together.