Anyone who knows me or who reads this blog regularly can vouch for the fact that I am a positive person. I believe that no matter what happens in life, you let yourself mourn for a while, but then you put on your big girl (or big boy) pants and figure out how to make shit better. I especially believe this is true when it comes to breakups.
So, you can imagine my excitement to have found a book called Dumped by Maryjane Fahey and Caryn Beth Rosenthal which does just that. Now, I know, I know. Not another book about making up and breaking up. But, seriously, this isn't your average book on the subject. I actually met the authors in person (which is how I was able to snag a copy of the book). They are two fiercely fabulous ladies with a whole lot of sass. I was instantly fond of them and, as expected, their book is totally a reflection of their personalities.
Dumped is like your emergency BFF, your wise Aunt Ethel, or whoever that person is that you really need after a breakup. They'll let you cry, have a few too many drinks with you, and then push you to get back on your feet.
What I really love about Dumped is that it's realistic and easily relatable. Fahey and Rosenthal give the green light for mourning and sadness (for a little while), but then encourage you to move on by embracing positivity in your own life. They'll inspire you to focus on the things that will make you feel like your most fab self (whatever that may be).
And, honestly, I think the book is fantastic for whenever you need a little pick me up. I mean, I am not even going through a breakup and I felt incredibly inspired. It's also laugh out loud funny. Seriously, I was reading it on the train and I was literally that crazy lady.
So, if you're dealing with the break up woes, stop whatever you're doing, buy the book, and then sit down with a glass of your favorite beverage and read, read, read. Trust me, you'll feel better in no time.