THIS BOOK WAS A LABOR OF LOVE…I MEAN, HEARTBREAK.
When I first started writing “Break Ups Suck”, I wasn’t writing it with the purpose of helping others in mind. In fact, I was so broken during that period of my life, I could barely help myself. I didn’t know what to do with myself. Losing my relationship felt like the end of my life. All I could do was write about it as a way to sort through all the thoughts and feelings bubbling up in me.
Then writing became a way to make sense of it all. You can’t truly
accept something until you understand it, but it really didn’t make much
sense to me how my fiancé could leave me 3 months before our planned
wedding. So, I wrote with the hope of unveiling the purpose behind it all.
I kept writing, long after the heartbreak was over, after I was fully healed,
after I fell in love again, after I married and welcomed two beautiful
children into my life. I kept writing because I kept learning more about the
impact that break ups have on our lives, how I was able to move on, and I
kept reflecting on what I wished I had known when I was in the thick of
I wrote for 7 years….because I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Then I read what I wrote, and wrote some more, because it dawned on me that maybe the purpose of my heart wrenching, devastating break up is to help guide and support others through their own relationship failure.
That’s my hope for this book. I hope it brings comfort to the broken hearted, hope to the hopeless, empowerment to the oppressed, and laughter to the crying.
This book is for the broken-hearted.