I noticed that sometimes the most helpful advice is about reading real-life stories of people who have been heartbroken and their journey thru. At the end what could help you more than real life stories about people with a broken heart and how they heal it.
So here is my list of books to read when you have a broken heart.
Jill takes us with her on the healing journey thru her breakup, on the outside shes dives into the worlds longest mountain bike race and on the inside, she dives deep into and thru all the painful emotions of her break up and came out more alive at the end. A truly remarkable real-life story about healing a broken heart with opening it more to the life at the end. At the end she opens her heart more then it was open at the beginning of her love story.
Beneath the stories of tire-sucking mud single track, of white-knuckle lightning storms on a barren plain, Homer weaves a tale of sorrow, heartbreak, growth and survival as she traverses the spine of the Great Divide on a mountain bike tour from Banff, Canada to the southern border of the United States
Most people fear solitude after a breakup but Jill dives into the worlds longest mountain bike race that is nothing but solitude and hardship. She realizes that the world is complex and cruel but it is simple and beautiful as well. She discovers that love can come from many different sources. Her struggle against the winds of life become a tailwind to confidence and independence.
Life is a wheel, a journey that comes full circle. You fall apart just to put things back together the way you want them. In the end, this is what makes you, you. And Jill portrays her personal journey in this book which in turn enriches its readers with new perspectives and the ultimate inspiration.
Penning an advice column for the literary website The Rumpus, [Strayed] worked anonymously, using the pen name Sugar, replying to letters from readings suffering everything from loveless marriages to difficult breakups. The result: intimate, in-depth essays that not only took the letter writer’s life into account but also Strayed’s. Collected in a book, they make for riveting, emotionally charged reading (translation: be prepared to bawl) that leaves you significantly wiser for the experience. . . . Moving. . . . compassionate
Winston Graham: The Poldark novels
Even though that is a novel, it’s characters are portrayed so real. The story pulls you in and it the end, you could not
look at betrayal and cheating just from one side. After I read it, I have more space inside my heart to understand that sometimes we love more than one person.
In the end, the main characters Ross and Demelza realize that they deeply love each other but that along the journey the parts of their hearts open to other people also. We are all just humans and sometimes life is not black and white. It made me think deeper about infidelity and forgiveness.
Than broken heart sometimes means that you have a broken heart with the reason. To open your heart more and maybe even because of that feel more love and more deeply with another person, that is waiting for you on your journey.
Remarkably touching war love story about Vera, who on the Christmas, waiting for her love to came back from the front to marry her, find out that he just died a few days ago.
The story continues as she works as the nurse, so the number of people close to her, who died. At the end of the war when she had lost virtually everyone she loved.
Vera Britten feels in love at the beginning of WW1. At the same time, she was accepted to Oxford College [ Somerville] a very prestigious school. The love of her life was Roland Leighton, a very smart and talented man, a friend of her brother’s. As the war broke out in 1914 her brother’s friends volunteered. She felt she was not doing enough for the men fighting, so she joined the VAD [Nurses Aid’s]. As the years went by first Roland died, then the others followed Edward her brother died the last in Italy in 1919.
In spite of her broken heart, she later did get married and became a mother of two children.
Kate Kerrigan The lost garden
The Lost Garden is a mesmerizing story about loss, friendship and the power of true love.
The story begin with young Jimmy Walsh, who falls for flame-haired Aileen the moment he sets eyes on her.
Spending each day working together side by side, Aileen and Jimmy fall passionately in love, until their happiness is cruelly cut short by a tragic accident which will change their young lives forever.
Back on Illaunmor, Aileen finds solace in reviving an abandoned garden, which has been left as lonely and bereft as she has. Gradually, through the magic of hope, Aileen brings the garden back to life – and herself with it.