10 Books That Will Help Heal Your Broken Heart

By: Maram Faragallah

If you were heartbroken before, and trust me most of are, then you don’t need to be “stuck” over your ex. We know it sucks and hurts much. And you’re asking what if i see him again? How do i even move on? And wait, will i ever find someone again?

1 . Get Over Your Ex- Lover: Short Stories about Women Who Recovered From a Breakup by Kristina Gallo

It’s not a guide to get over your ex and it also doesn’t hold answers you’re looking for. This book makes you see other stories of people and how they were able to move on. Through looking at people’s stories, you would be able to find hope to move on. And you learn  from their experience and makes you realize something that’s very important, “you need to accept and move on”

 

  1. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.

 

  1. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Hannah Martin’s life isn’t shaping up into much of anything. Since graduating college eight years ago, she has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs. She takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guest room. Along with Gabby and Gabby’s husband Mark, she goes out to a bar where they meet up with some of their old friends, including Hannah’s high school boyfriend, Ethan. Shortly after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. But then Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? This book is told in two concurrent storylines following the consequences of each choice-

 

  1. I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel by Terry McMillan

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life–great friends, family, and successful career–aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.

Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan.

 

  1. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser

In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute – now the world’s largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth -Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one – stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world’s great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

 

  1. Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne

When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.

The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.

 

  1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

“ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.” a poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

 

  1. A Beautiful Composition of Broken by R.H Sin

A Beautiful Composition of Broken is inspired by some of the events expressed artistically by Samantha King in the bestseller Born to Love, Cursed to Feel. It serves as a poetic documentary of the lives of people who have been mistreated, misunderstood, and wrongfully labeled in a way that limits them in this world. The author’s most personal volume yet, A Beautiful Composition of Broken builds a conceptual bridge between r.h. Sin’s earliest work and his forthcoming series, Planting Gardens in Graves.

 

  1. She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by R.H Sin

There are moments when the heart no longer wishes to feel because everything it’s felt up until then has brought it nothing but anguish. In She Felt Like Feeling Nothing, r.h. Sin pursues themes of self-discovery and retrospection. With this book, the poet intends to create a safe space where women can rest their weary hearts and focus on themselves.

 

  1. The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian

In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal.

 

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