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It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy Paperback – Unknown format, September 5, 2006
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I realize, from my own recent experience, that some people (not just men) can be present during the course of a breakup and there are those who simply check out and run away. Greg seems to focus on just that one type of person. And so I think his advice is on target when it comes to the emotionally spineless person who runs from a breakup; the kind who sends all kinds of mixed signals and then blindsides the person who is in love with them. It happened to me, and I understand the pain of that kind of breakup. I tried to talk to my boyfriend and he wouldn't see me or talk to me. It was the shock of my life; I never saw it coming, truly. If I have anything to pass on, it is important to hold yourself in as much dignity as possible; but don't beat yourself up if you email him or call; you're human and you are hurt and it is natural and healthy to want to understand what happened, esp if you never saw it coming.
Again, I'm not discounting the advice Greg gives here; I just found it to be more of the same stuff from his first book.Read more ›
Now that I have said that...I thought this book was terrific. Whether you dislike Greg using the word Superfox or not...the book was insightful, funny, compassionate and didn't offer the same platitudes or psychobabble that one encounters in other books of this genre.
Greg and Amiira did not write this book from some lofty ivory tower. They have been in the trenches like a lot uf us. Greg drank and chased after his ex until he finally saw the light at the end of a very long tunnel and got into AA.
Amiira was married and while not as destructive as Greg...her pain, misery [and sleepless nights] are nearly as poignant as Greg's.
I have read this book three times and found something new to hold on to each time I read it.
Some of the elements I particularly liked in this book start with the questions to Greg and his answers...sometimes tart ["how about pretending not to be completey crazy" he says to one woman in the throes of...well..acting completely crazy] were always enlightening.
I also enjoyed "The Best Worst News", and "What I Did Wrong" where Greg and Amiira share...what they did wrong.Read more ›
Greg Behrendt is operating from the principle that whenever a man breaks up with a woman (and since this book is geared towards women, that is usually what we're working from) he absolutely has already emotionally disconnected from her, does not want to be with her, and doesn't want to get back together with her EVER. Honestly, from personal experience I have found this just isn't the case. Men (and women) have a variety of different reasons for breaking up with people, since we're all complicated creatures. And I've personally found that if you leave the guy who broke up with you alone and don't chase him he comes back on his own accord. Greg obviously doesn't have experience with this, while any woman will tell you that guys who break up with you always come back and usually you don't want them anymore.
I'm also finding plenty of sweeping generalizations that are simply not true. For instance, Behrendt declared that men get over breakups faster than women do ALWAYS and that's just the way men are wired. (And he asserts this while telling how own war story of a descent into alcoholic unemployment over a break-up, no less)!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is awful. Very very very awful. Here's some better advice: don't waste your money. After a breakup you will be sad and possibly most likely make mistakes but, eventually... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book. I buy it for all of my friends who are struggling with a breakup.Published 15 days ago by TJ
Such a good read! A go to guide for every girl who goes through a break up.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Unbelievably helpful! I highly recommend to anyone going through a particularly hard breakup you still feel very much attached to.Published 22 days ago by Sarah Ellis
Difficult situation to go through but this book offers a light hearted reprieve and allowed me look back with detachment I was not able to have before reading it.Published 22 days ago by KSS
This book definitely supplied me with the tough love that I didn't think I needed in the midst of having my heart broken. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Holly Switzer
OMG, I can't say this book helped ease the pain of the break-up of an 18 year relationship, but I can say, it made me laugh out loud. it did make me feel better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ten55
First off if I ever lost this book, I'd pay a lot to get another. I was on and off with my ex for 6 years, hoping that this time it would work and he would see I was the one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke