It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken - Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken

By Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

  • Release Date: 2005-09-27
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 469 Ratings


There’s no doubt about it—breakups suck. But in the first few hours or weeks that follow, there’s one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It’s called a breakup because it’s broken, and starting right here, right now, it’s time to dry your tears, put down that pint of ice cream, log out of his email, and open this book to chapter one—and start turning your breakup into a breakover.

From Greg Behrendt, coauthor of the smash, two-million-copy bestseller He’s Just Not That Into You, comes It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken—the ultimate survival guide to getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner Superfox. From how to put yourself through “He-tox” to how to throw yourself a kick-ass pity party, Greg and his coauthor and wife, Amiira, share their hilarious and helpful roadmap for getting past the heartache and back into the game. You will learn:

Why you shouldn’t call him—and what he’s thinking when you do
How to keep your friends and not lose your job
How to avoid breakup pitfalls: IM-ing, stalking, having sex with your ex
Reframing reality—seeing the relationship for what it was
How to transform yourself into a hot, happening Superfox and get a jump on the better, brighter future that awaits

Complete with an essential workbook to help you put the crazy down on paper and not take it out into the world, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken is a must-have manual for finding your way back to an even more rocking you.


  • The best!

    By Yadi26
    This is hands on the best book I have read regarding a breakup. It is very straight forward. It targets everything you think of and hoping happens during a breakup, but you never say to anyone. This book hits you with the truth no buts or ifs. I recommend it all the time.
  • This is THE book.

    By Hipsee
    Thank you Greg and Amiira!
  • Best Breakup Book

    By Kaaaaaayt
    Just recently went through a breakup and this book has helped so much. I was recommended to this book by a good friend and it touches all the subjects that it needs to, but making you feel empowered and great about yourself at the same time! If you are going through any sort of breakup, this is the ultimate guide to getting through it one step of a time.
  • If you aren't happy read this book

    By Robravo0531
    I was no longer happy in my 8 year relationship, it was on an off and there was no stopping the taking him back, even though everytime I took him back his efforts were less. This book help me realized that letting go of him was what I really wanted, and what was keeping me from letting him go was fears and my own insecurities, he really was not right for me. If you want to feel better about your breakup or simple reinforce your decision, this is the book to read, it has an upbeat feel to it, so it feels like you are talking to your best friend more than a therapist.
  • Funny and honest

    By Frannyfran90
    This book was the pretty much the last thing I needed to get over the last hump of my break up. By the third chapter I was already having those "was I drunk the whole relationship moments"? The best part was that by the end of the book I learned to embrace my single life! It had funny stories from different people and it was just honest about how to feel during the beginning stages of the break up.
  • Fun and helpful

    By Catlady808
    I'm not into self help books, but I'm mourning a breakup 2 years ago, and the one after that. And the one from last night. This is a hard time to take advice from people and I've been to therapy, I know. This book is helpful though, and although you may not want to hear its written by a married couple (cause you hate everyone who is happy ATM), it really does instill hope. It's blunt but once you realize you have to just turn your head and walk away, it'll be better and faster onto the real thing. This book made me cry while i thought about my ex and not wanting t accept the truth, and made me laugh at the horror stories that make your breakup seem not so bad. A fun read, and from two perspectives, I will highly recommend this book, within hours of your breakup !
  • Break over your life

    By Imissava
    Use this breakup to makeover your life! I love that idea :) sometimes it's easy to get lost in a relationship& this book has tremendously helped me move on & focus on me. Love it!! I recommend it to everyone going through a tough time
  • Get this book!

    By notoriousvic
    I do feel better, and was actually bummed when I finished. When you're feeling weak and anxious, start reading this book. Very insightful and spot on.
  • Amazing book for the broken hearted...

    By Belladonna73
    This book helped me see my relationship without the rose colored glasses and how it was affecting those around me including my cheating husband who I was pursuing a friendship that was unhealthy to even consider at this time. It made me feel empowered to lick my wounds and move on without blaming myself alone for the demise of my relationship. I strongly urge you to buy this book if you need support and are beside yourself with grief. This book helps you laugh at your destructive behavior and urges you to stop hurting yourself by discontinuing the pattern you feel stuck in. The best part of this book is you don't feel alone and know others have walked your path and made it out on the other side stronger.
  • Great read

    By gullt4049
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It's was definitely my "breakup buddy" during a rough break up. Recommended to my friends...