Four Awesome Books That Actually Help Heal Your Heart Post-Breakup

Not just empty self-help nonsense. 

There are a lot of things you can turn to after getting your heart torn out of your chest. One is ice cream. Lots of ice cream. Another is dating apps. There has never been an easier time than now to get your rebound on by swiping 'til your thumbs go numb.

But if you’re looking for a more relaxed and, perhaps healthier approach, than flirting with cheap boxed wine, you might want to kick back and read the best break-up books out there, so you can change your attitude and better yet, your approach at finding love in the future.

Here are the best four to pick-up and read:

Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed

This is a breakup book on steroids. The stories inside will virtually slap you in the face and make you shake your head at the idea of getting back with an ex who has worked overtime to bring you down. Cheryl Strayed answers questions sent to her under the pen-name, “Dear Sugar," and uses her own personal experiences to open the eyes of the reader and the person asking the question, helping you realize that to get through this life, you have to be tough and say goodbye to the people, places, and things that have already said goodbye to you. Wow.

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken, by Greg Behrendt and Amilira Ruotola-Behrendt

This is perhaps the first book that anyone who was just kicked to the curb by their ex should grab and hold on tightly to. It’s written by the guy who wrote He’s Just Not That Into You, along with his wife. The book is honest and will be a great replacement for that drill sergeant best friend you wished you had in your life every time you think about picking up the phone and apologizing to your ex or sulking in your own misery, while wearing stained pajamas and binge eating everything in your pantry.

Why Men Love Bitches, by Sherry Argov

Once you’ve gotten over the fact your current relationship is officially not official anymore, you may want to start doing research on how to up your dating game and how to act when you’re in a relationship, so as the book describes you can go from “doormat to dreamgirl." Why you may not want to listen to every piece of advice in this book, like how long to wait before texting a guy back, it may be a good set of rules to adopt post breakup as you find yourself back on the prowl.

No Contact Rule: How to Get Your Ex Back After a Breakup, by Audrey L. Stevens

If you’re not ready to face the facts that your relationship is over and done with and instead want to work on getting your significant other back, than this book is for you. It teaches you how to get your ex running back into your arms, this time with love and affection. Will it work? Maybe not. But if you are determined to enter the boxing ring of love with your ex one more time for a rematch, it may be the closest thing you have to a wingman helping you make this happen.

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