Building a New Life After A Breakup


by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed.,

author Getting Past Your Breakup:  How To Turn a Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You (Hachette Book Group 2009) and Getting Back Out There: Secrets to Successful Dating After the Big Breakup (Hachette Book Group 2015)

There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. ~ Kurt Hahn 

I run these two posts every few months because it is SO important to build a new life after a breakup. Don’t sit around and wait for life to come to you. It’s NOT going to happen. 

Way back when, I wrote this post and followed it with the second post. For those afraid to get out and build your life, I hope this is some kind of inspiration.

Post 1:

When we discover who we are and all the riches we contain (or as Walt Whitman said, the multiples we contain) we understand the depth of our goodness and we refuse to settle for less than we deserve.

The way OUT of garbage and INTO goodness is to recognize our own self-worth, to affirm that we are good and deserve good things and to treat ourselves with dignity and respect. (more…)