I'll start out by saying that I don't know if this would've had any effect on me when I needed it. When Mr. First and I broke up two years ago, I was inconsolable; I didn't want to eat let alone have a girls' night out and go shopping! And those are just two of the 30 prescriptions listed in The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide (out June 1), a quick read intended to help you through that first month of misery.
The book is full of lists, quotes and advice (both expert and celeb) that all lead to the same conclusion: it's not just about forgetting He Who Sucks at Life, it's about shifting your focus back on yourself. Although the book is a bit too fluffy for my tastes, I can appreciate their mission and tried to keep my eye-rolling to a minimum. I also liked that the author went the short-and-sweet route with each section (so you can easily read a good chunk of it in between your cryfests) instead of mascarading as some profound piece of literature. Just know that this book does not contain any earth-shattering revelations about the healing process. We all cope in different ways and not everyone will benefit from this 30-step program.
So if I were you, I'd just download the free PDF version of the calendar (read the daily instructions online) and hang it up on my wall. If anything, it'll serve to remind you that life really does go on and there are better things you could be doing with it.
How do you handle breakups?