Book Review: The Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up & Moving On by Chad Eastham

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up & Moving On by Chad Eastham
(Started: June 04, 2013; Finished: June 18, 2013)

Relationships are like road trips. 
Sometimes they're an exciting adventure. But sometimes they're like a traffic jam going nowhere. Or even worse, they're a wrong turn that's taken you hundreds of miles off your course. 
With much-needed humor and honest advice, bestselling author and speaker Chad Eastham helps you think through tough but necessary relationship issues such as: 
- Why some people find happiness, while others find heartache
- Why pain hurts so much
- When to break up
- When to make up 
Chad's conversational tone, facts, and advice encourage young people to rethink life's conversations, even the difficult stuff like heartbreak. There is nothing in life that is too big, too painful, or too difficult that God cannot make better and use to teach us about love. Nothing. (From Goodreads)
Review: 4 stars
Source: Thomas Nelson through Netgalley
Shelf: Goodreads, Shelfari
I actually do not read self-help books in general and as much as possible, I avoid them. I just don't believe that it could really help me with my problems. So here I am reviewing one. Not a hypocrite but I just wanted to try and see for myself how insightful such books are. Just to clarify, my heart is perfectly happy and whole. Not broken, no need to move on. It's not glued or put together by a tape. I read this out of curiosity. I hope that's clear and I'm not being defensive. Haha.

Anyhow, aside from its sole purpose to help its readers by playing Doctor Love in a Heartbreak Hotel, I think it was very entertaining and fun to read. I love how the author infused his humor in narrating and discussing a reality that we all have experienced one way or another. We all had our hearts broken, maybe in different ways but that is our common denominator. I think this element is also a great help to somehow cheer up those readers who while reading the book are filling up a bucket full of tears. I also like the hint of sarcasm which is sometimes the last resort we do to push an idea or advice to someone who couldn't quite grasp it since they might be in a blinded-by-love-stage. I love how he encourages people to use common sense, which as cliché as it may sound, is really not that common, isn't it?

It was also ideal that he divided the topics by using the break-up scale (from break-up to moving on) with other sub-parts that focuses on certain levels or varying reasons on the said topics. It was all discussed clearly plus he used quotes and letter samples to emphasize a particular issue. Speaking of quotes, I got a handful and I am excited to share them on my Tumblr account so watch out for them! Moving on, I think the book was very truthful and the author's advice are not sugar-coated. It was blunt and straight to the point. It might be painful for others but that's how the truth should be so one could move on as soon as he/she can. All of his advice were things we needed to hear not what we wanted to hear, just in case we are in a heartbroken situation. It feels like he will lend you his shoulder to cry on but you also have to learn the hard way. Basically, Chad Eastham is telling his readers to help yourselves because reading this book will not eliminate your problems in just one snap.

For the quotes I got from the book, please visit my Tumblr:

Happy Reading Everyone!

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