6 Great Books to Read After a Breakup


By Gabrielle White

In our #howimend interview series, we chat to a wide range of doers, thinkers, creators and influencers about how they mend from heartbreak. In doing these interviews, we found that many people turn to books for comfort and inspiration. Here, we've rounded up 6 of their recommendations for your convenient perusing pleasure.

1. Donato Sepulveda, Manager + Cultural Engineer of Quixote Studios 

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The Four Agreements + The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
"They are spiritual, self-help types of books. All basic stuff really, but it is helpful to read it and reaffirm everything you know love should be like."

2. #howimend: Danielle Cuccio, Yogi + Founder of Cuccio Somatology 

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“When I started dating again, I read Why Men Love Bitches. Its message was, 'Don’t deal with assholes!' That book is great.”

3. #howimend: Kellie Cockrell, Actress 

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"I also read The Untethered Soul. It’s about having perspective on things, practicing letting things go and not letting things build up inside of you. Just realizing that nothing is really a big deal in the scheme of things.”

4. #howimend: Ajay Relan, Co-Founder of #HashtagLunchbag

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"I saw a TED Talk and read the book by Brene Brown about vulnerability, which led me down a path to seeing a therapist. I started doing a lot of work on myself."

5. #howimend: Marta Goldschmied, Founder + Designer of MADE GOLD 

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“I was reading Many Lives, Many Masters. It’s all about how sometimes you meet someone and you’re like fuck, I feel like I’ve known you forever. It’s about past lives, how people are connected, and how you’re always around the same energies and souls but just in different ways."

6. #howimend: Dr. Jennifer Chrisman, PsyD 


"I had read a memoir around that time called I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway, which was such a life changing book for me. She describes how she had to do kung fu with her mind. It really resonated with me that I had to make an effort."

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Gabrielle White

Gabby's ultimate heartbreak cure is a repeat cycle of rooibos tea, puppy snuggles, and salted dark chocolate.