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Getting Past Your Breakup

How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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It’s over - and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out.

Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven road map for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs - on you. Her plan includes:

  • The rules of disengagement: how and why to go “no contact” with your ex,
  • How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life,
  • The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships, and
  • What to do when you can’t stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house.

Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.

©2012 Susan J Elliott (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Game changer for the broken hearted

This book is a total game changer for the broken-hearted. Whether you were together months, a few years or decades, this book teaches you not only how to process the grief, but to use it to propel you into your absolute best self. Do yourself a favor and buy it! ASAP.

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  • Shayna
  • 2017-03-27

Too self-celebratory, but definitely some wise advice.

I didn't like the narrators voice nor the positive affirmations nor the end bits of other people's stories. I could get on a blog and read other people's stories. It's a little too corny and overly treasures and values oneself. It feels a little over self-involves at times

I like her advice on writing. I enjoyed how she explained grief, phases vs stages. Her no contact rule is a must. I found her explanations of not explaining yourself more than three time helpful, as well as a how manipulative people will continue to attempt to manipulate and drive you to their will.

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  • Dylan
  • 2014-07-09

Good information but a patronizing tone

This book has some useful information in it, especially the emphasis on NC (no contact with your ex) and I did find parts of the text helpful. My issue is that the author tends to talk down to the reader: "Do this." "Don't do that." "Grow up." And the narrator really emphasizes this bossy tone. Also, I didn't find the narrator's voice very appealing. She sounded like Mrs. Roper from "Three's Company" (a sit-com from the 70's & 80's).

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  • 999LA
  • 2017-12-10

Ugh, the voice and content...

The narrator is awful for this book... Her situation has " doormat" written all over it. The advice is remedial for breakups. Not going to waste my time listening....

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  • Kamazon
  • 2012-11-28

Wow...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Depressing. Aren't these kind of books supposed to make you feel better? I, too, recommend 'its called a breakup because its broken' and 'the 30 day heartbreak cure.'

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

Someone with a young, calm and soothing voice. Someone hipper.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Getting Past Your Breakup?

The first 3 chapters.

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  • Vram
  • 2017-07-13

It's not a bad book, just wasn't applicable to me

Maybe some concepts cross platform, but this is definitely for a woman breaking up, and a man who wants to avoid their wife's feeling unhappy.

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  • Graham
  • 2016-07-30

Didn't like this at all - made me feel worse!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different writer ha!

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Somehow this book actually made me feel WORSE! It appears to have been written by a child. Very very patronising. I found practically nothing of any real value in this. I feel a bit conned by this :( Breakups are hard enough without this nonsense.

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  • Zeuli
  • 2019-04-28

I find it more like surface book

It’s 2 much about her life! „I“ I do not feel this Book/ Audio helpful at all. It is very average.

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  • Her Name is Bert
  • 2020-03-08

i just couldn't

it was a struggle listening to this mess. seriously. no help whatsoever. enough said. seriously

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-12

There’s Practical help here

Once you get past the narrator’s 1970’s voice and the first few chapters that seem ridiculously dramatic, there are some real practical bits of advice in this book. If you’re not married or don’t have kids, a few things can be skipped. But overall, it’s really helped to put a bad breakup into perspective and will be a reference point for moving on and into better relationships. Worth the purchase and listen.

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  • Susan
  • 2019-05-23

You CAN get past it!

I bought this audible book two weeks after a break up with my narcissistic boyfriend. Learning how to cope with the grief experienced during no contact is addressed by Susan in a way that breaks it down step by step. Very helpful! As well, learning to look at my past and possible future relationships was eye opening thanks to this information. This book enables one to step out of the stick grief and move on toward a brighter future focusing finally on self care and self needs. The only thing I didn’t care for was her addressing a few things that didn’t pertain to me personally, although still very interesting. The narrator was very upbeat and easy to listen to. She made the book come alive! Very expressive. I highly recommend this book to anyone going through a break up and having difficulty coping with all the emotions that go along with it. This book will assist you in a very timely manner to go through and feel your feelings, then get over the pain you’re experiencing. Life changing!

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  • Manuela
  • 2018-09-30

Life saving

In times of emotional crisis, this is THE book to read or listen to. Very constructive and soothing at the same time