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Summary

"When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want." (Amelia)

I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows what the fuck is going on. We need to have the discussion. We need to vent it and get it out in the open,” I said, grabbing my drink from the bedside table.

_______ sat on the edge of the bed and put his shirt back on. “What do you want to know?”

“I just want to know what guys are thinking. I mean we have sex and stuff and nothing lasting ever comes of it,” I said, taking a cigarette out and lighting it. I knew I shouldn’t be smoking in the room, but I was too drunk to care.

“I don’t think I should say. We don’t know everything girls are thinking. I think some things are better left unsaid.”

“I want to know. I’d prefer shit to be clearer, because I’m always confused,” I replied. I could tell he was still a bit sexually frustrated, but he seemed okay to chat.

“Go ahead then, ask what you want. I’ll try give it to you as straight as I can. But don’t hate the messenger,” _______ responded, taking the champagne from my hand and having some.

“I won’t, promise. So why do guys act so interested and then not get in touch at all? ?” I asked."

Excerpt taken from The Modern Break-Up

©2019 Daniel Chidiac (P)2020 Daniel Chidiac

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Honest portrayal of relationships and breakups

enjoyable and interesting ,from different perspectives, this book explains the varying emotions that come in waves after a break up, and that the relationship we have with ourselves is the bench mark for how others treat us.

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Not that profound

Getting this book I thought there would be more profoundness and depth. This is just some regular persons perception of dating in the ”modern” world. Nothing in it felt new or gave me any fresh insights to dating and WHY things are as they are… This book probably came to be over a nights discussion about dating and a few bottles of beer, not very polished.

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Disappointed

Downloaded this audio book as the Instagram marketing showcased an insightful book about relationships and the challenges of interpersonal relationships. I was so disappointed. There is minimal correlation. The book is a terrible version of a person struggling with love. Retold in annoying voices that have no emotional connection with an audience. The first audiobook I could not finish.

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so apt!

Great book a must read for anyone in the dating pool! All so true!

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Best book

I loved it, will re listen, it was soo good and think I missed some bits so yes, so relatable

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  • Wilson
  • 24-12-20

Mixed Feelings

Definitely didn’t hate this one but it’s not a love either. Some of the key points made sense to situations in my own life while others didn’t. Even had a few light bulb moments too. However, there were times through the book where I felt Emilia was a bit pathetic and mega whiny. But as I continued listening I realized the same way Emilia felt and the same things and even thoughts she had, are the same many other girls (and guys) have in real life. Love is complicated and so is breaking up and/or dealing with rejection. Feelings in general are complicated! There isn’t a wrong or right way to approach these things and The Modern Break-Up is a good example of that. At the end of the day, one common feeling for us all is to be loved.

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  • Katie
  • 16-11-21

Don’t waste your time

This book is pretty awful—more like a whiny college girls diary than a self-help manual. The entire thing is dialogue between 4 characters, but with only 2 narrators, which was not only confusing, but boring. There is no real advice here, and many of the scenes were off-putting, if not downright disturbing (prepare yourself for some graphic sex scenes—we’re all adults here, but these seemed completely unnecessary to the story in my opinion). Glad it was short, but not short enough!

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  • Kathryn Allen
  • 25-08-21

Relatable

I really enjoyed this book a lot. I was able to relate to the story in many ways. At this time in my life I needed to read this book.

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  • CK
  • 15-11-21

EXCELLENT!!!!

This book was right on time. Well written!! I could completely relate! It was everything I needed at the time I needed it!!! Best READ EVER!! Amazing!!

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  • Aaron Jacob
  • 29-10-21

Painful to listen to

I understand the author’s purpose in writing this. I can see what they were trying to accomplish but the voices used were whiny & nasal sounded & made me not even want to listen. I was finding myself cringing the whole time while listening. Me being in my 30’s the story doesn’t sound reflective of my 20’s. It sounds like a 60 year old man trying to write what they THINK being in your 20’s is like now. I’d skip this whole thing.

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  • Vicky
  • 27-10-21

A little different than I am used to but relatable

At first, I wasn’t sure I would like it. But it became more and more relatable regarding the way most of us feel now a days regarding relationships. Good message if you happen to be in the same level of disappointment regarding relationships.

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  • Natalie Chavez
  • 20-09-21

decent

Decent book. I don't know why I expected more of a self help book to get over a break up. Instead it was more of a journey after break up for someone. I thought it was well written and entertaining.

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  • Evelyn t.
  • 16-09-21

loved it

The ending left you hanging but loved it. It did hit a nerve, makes you question yourself

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  • J. Mock
  • 20-07-21

Not helpful

This book is a boring, uneventful retelling of the lives of a few people. No help for myself, as someone going through a break up. Nothing new or useful was said.

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  • mrssisqo3000
  • 20-06-21

Must read if you are going through a break up!

I laughed and I cried! I love it! It definitely had relatable moments that spoke volumes to me!!