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Summary

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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Frankly i was bored!

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I wanted to enjoy this but i spent most of the time BORED. It was a real chore to get thru this, but i wanted to as i didn't wanna waste money and i kept hoping it would get better and give me actual advice on how to feel better about my breakup - it didn't.

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Made me feel WORSE!!!

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This book somehow made me feel even worse about my rather horrible breakup I felt totally patronised, like i was made out to be a child for feeling upset. Silly book, really did not help me.

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Didn't like it at all.

Would you try another book written by Susan J. Elliott or narrated by Laural Merlington?

The narration was fine, good actually, but the actual book was unfortunately of zero help to me. I wanted (/needed) help to get over my painful breakup, but unfortunately I most definitely did not find it here.

What will your next listen be?

Not sure yet.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed overall.

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Awful book, absolutely zero help.

Would you try another book written by Susan J. Elliott or narrated by Laural Merlington?

Definitely not, never again.

What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?

Dull.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

To be honest, it has a great cover - that is about it.

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Heartache and breakups are hard enough without cliched patronising nonsense like this being on the market.

No help. No help at all. Avoid.

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This book is the break up bible

This book is a must if your gojng throu a break up , I was going throu a terrible heartbreaking time , and if it wasn’t for this book don’t think I would be where I am today , also the blog and fb page , Susan is a amazing support , 5 stars all the way , fantastic book

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Awesome book

Lots of help. Amazing point of view. Good advices. Totally recommending. Thank you Susan. Anya.

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  • Shayna
  • 27-03-17

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
  • 09-07-14

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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  • Kamazon
  • 28-11-12

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
  • 13-07-17

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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  • Linda Quiquivix
  • 30-04-12

More for the married with children... not me

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This book could have been more useful for my own circumstance if it hadn't been so marriage/children-centered. Another turnoff was that the author spent a vast part of the book's beginning telling her personal, very specific story. I felt a bit cheated, as I felt forced to listen to someone's problems. (Sorry that sounds so crude...) The most useful book I've found on Audible on this topic thus far is: "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken." It was hilarious at times and brutally honest, both of which made me feel so much better, so very quickly. I'd recommend that one any day.

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  • Coffee4Life
  • 30-07-16

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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  • R. Stolz
  • 28-09-17

Total waste of time.

This book begins with long winded legal disclosure that notes that this book is meant for entertainment only (it fails miserably as entertainment, but at least Ms Elliott didn't set out to give the impression that she knows anything about counseling or psychology).

This book is filled with well worn cliches that make it entirely unreadable.

Poor quality of information. Poor presentation. Lack of confidence in her own work. Legal cowardliness.

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  • Mary
  • 01-07-17

Getting Past Your Breakup

This is one of the best books I've read and I've already recommended it to a few of my friends!! Dr. Elliott gives sound advice that makes perfect sense for anyone working to better themselves. I give this book a thumbs-up!

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  • Yolande Mcvey
  • 10-06-17

Mindreader

It was as if you were living my breakup from chapter one. Thank you for getting it when no one else has. I am hopeful now that I can move forward.

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  • Allouise
  • 26-07-12

The Perfect Book When It's Time Move On

I was with my ex partner on and off for 7 years and desperately needed to find a way to make sure the most recent break up was the final one. I have found this book to be profoundly useful for not only getting over my ex once and for all but also helping me to create the life I dream of and deserve.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough for someone who is hurting yet ready to make a better life.

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