• How to Get Over Your Breakup

  • The Definitive Guide to Recovering from a Breakup and Moving On with Life
  • By: Rachel Adamson
  • Narrated by: Lori Vandervelde
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (324 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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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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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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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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Exactly what I needed to hear

Great performance, I was addicted to listening and will listen to it again. Most straightforward book and reasonable advice/logic.

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Very helpful

I really liked this book. Easy to listen to, and some great advice. Not all will fit everyone’s situation, but for the most part it does. Thank you

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Great advice!

very helpful to me during a different time. So good that I listen to it in the car occasionally often when I’m feeling down.

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Great book with helpful practical advice that’s uplifting.

This book is certainly worth the time and money, offering helpful, practical, uplifting advice in a compassionate tone. The case study stories are also relatable and comforting.

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  • Suzanne
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • C
  • 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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  • 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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  • chris
  • 03-12-19

Very good

I liked this book full of good advice and tasks to over coming a break up

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  • Paula
  • 08-06-21

Lifesaver!!!!

Really struggling at the moment with depression and anxiety after a break up from a toxic relationship and I've found it so hard to stop checking his social media and replying to his messages and we've both been stuck for months , bickering and going round in circles knowing we won't get back together, listening to this has given me the strength to cut all contact and feel alot stronger in my decision, liked it so much I'm listening to it again.... you won't won't disappointed

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  • Atrophy
  • 07-27-21

helpful

decided to buy this after reading the reviews and i wasnt dissapointed. very helpful, spoken well and not like a lecture. helped me find redirection after a difficult breakup.

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  • Bronislaw
  • 07-12-21

Many thanks

If you are going through a breakup please grab yourself this one. So insightful and inspiring 👏

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  • Renette Murphy
  • 04-13-21

Very helpful and true worth a read

Loved it worth a read especially if going through a break up. Great tips and advice

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  • Smile
  • 03-14-21

Breakup guide

I appreciate the advice this book gave me as it was never patronising or unrealistic.
As someone else said, the second half is definitely better but the first half sets it up well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-21

Got over breakup with this book

I genuinely thought that NOTHING could help me deal with the loss and all the mixed up feelings during my breakup.
I was wrong - this book did.

It didnt solve everything but it gave me a solid path to follow.

A very very good guide to getting over a breakup.

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  • AudibleFan1
  • 06-19-21

Essential

My honest opinion is, this should be required reading or listening for anyone going through a breakup.

Honestly, it explains it so well and lays out methods to follow. Day by day things can get better, despite how it feels at the time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-21

Guide to getting over a breakup

A huge thank you to the author of this book for helping me get through such a horrible period of my life. My breakup was...well...horrible, but somehow this book gave me the strength to get through it. It told me, in simple steps, exactly what to do. NOBODY is more surprised than me that the advice actually works!

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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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  • B
  • 08-03-22

I was dubious at first...

Despite all the positive reviews and press this book gets, I was more than a little dubious at first.

I thought NOTHING could help me with my breakup, With how confused, angry, alone, scared, lonely and hurt I was.

Genuinely, from 5 mins in, this book DID start to help and made sense of so many things.

I highly recommend this book for anyone in the midst of a breakup. It might just save u extra misery like it did for me!

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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.