Breaking up is hard to do no matter what, but it sure does help to have a wordy companion during your time of need. Whether it's advice on healing, tips on creating a new life or stories from people who have been there, a good breakup deserves a good read. Here are 2009's best breakup books.
1. Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts Edited by Michael Taeckens
Flipping through one failed relationship story after another might make you feel like you ought to write your own. (Check out our community blogs and tell us your story!) By the time you finish laughing, crying and commiserating you'll be well on your way to recovery. The Healthy Way To Get Over A Breakup
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2. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott JD MEd
This practical book offers useful tips about how to get through the depressing post-breakup stages of loneliness and desolation. If you can't afford a therapist, this useful tome will help you take charge of your life instead of giving way to grief. Is Positive Thinking Sabotaging Your Love Life?
3. Breakups and Rejections All Occasions (Lines for All Occasions) by Knock Knock Books
These amusing one-liners aren't hands-on helpful, but they sure are funny, and will hit pretty close to home when you're in the "love sucks" stage of your breakup. An Unorthodox Way To Get Over A Breakup