The Breakup Bible

The Smart Woman's Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce
Narrated by: Susan Boyce
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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Breakups are an unfortunate but inevitable part of every woman's life, and there's no denying that the heartache experienced after the ending of a serious relationship can be excruciating. But it doesn't have to feel insurmountable, and there is always hope to be found.

In The Breakup Bible, psychotherapist and breakup expert Rachel A. Sussman, LCSW, reveals the secrets every woman needs to get her life back on track. Drawing on hundreds of counseling sessions she's conducted with women at all stages of recovery, Sussman developed a proven three-phase process for healing from a breakup. The Breakup Bible takes women through healing, understanding, and transformation, with new perspectives and advice from real healed women at each step. Sussman's plan for getting over the end of a relationship is revolutionary and sound, complete with steps for creating a personalized Love Map, a vital and groundbreaking tool for moving on after a breakup.

©2011 Rachel Sussman (P)2016 Tantor

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"It's not the Bible you swear on, but many an ex-wife may find herself swearing by The Breakup Bible." ( Chicago Tribune)

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lifesaver!

I will be rereading this multiple times... this book is amazing! I already finished healing and understanding twice, and finally felt secure enough to even touch on transformation once, and am truly letting go of an unhealthy relationship that was not in my best interest... this book has saved my sanity! I am still sad, and depressed, but I've finally got hope and all my rollercoaster of emotions under control. IF you are lost, angry and can't believe your relationship is over, and hippie to find the best you & life ever.... don't pass go and collect $200... buy this book now!!!

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Good Read worthy of being on your bookcase

It's long...I mean quite long, but it doesn't actually feel that way. It has a lot of good knowledge in here and is basically like therapy. It was hard to digest in audio format because there are so many tasks to do but most of us listen on the go. I thought the narrator wasn't a great choice because her voice was too robotic to me. It reminded me of those YouTube videos that give instructions in a computer voice. I also wish the audible chapters had titles so that I could go back to those relevant topics.

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Obvious recommendations

Get out of the house, join a group, eat well, realize you are awesome. I didn’t need a book to know that

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Just what I needed

I enjoyed this book, you realize it is not just you who had struggle in a relationship/relationships. The part of getting to know you and finding out why we go for the type of mate we attract really opens ones eyes.

I will give this book to anyone who is going through a breakup.

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Not just for a "smart woman" -it's for "any woman"

And the reason why I say this is because we do stupid things sometimes when going through a breakup or a divorce, whether we are "smart" or not. I believe listening to this book (the performance by Susan Boyce is wonderful, by the way) - helped me avoid some of the "avoidable" heartache (some of it cannot be avoided, and even necessary, for healing). I read it two times and though I did not use some of the writing excercises Sussman recommends here, I did the mental work, and used some advice for taking better care of yourself, understanding the stages of healing, and going through the separation in the way that I wouldn't have to regret later.

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Amazing!

Saved me during the most difficult time of my life. It truly healed my spirit and broken heart and allowed me to process my emotions and recover my strength. Love how it covers all stages of the process and prepares you for your new life ahead.

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So much great information

Would you consider the audio edition of The Breakup Bible to be better than the print version?

Yes.

What other book might you compare The Breakup Bible to and why?

Some other audibles that I have listened to do not have such a great reader that is so engaging so that was very helpful.

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

She is able to emphasize certain points and keep you very engaged in this book.

What did you learn from The Breakup Bible that you would use in your daily life?

I am able to use these skills to help my patients going through a breakup.