Helpful Guides

Breakup Recovery Podcast

I listened to this podcast nonstop the first week. There are a lot of helpful interviews with people who have been through heartbreak.

6months of heartbreak documented

This was raw and vulnerable, and it helped me understand the process a person goes through. So that I feel less alone in what I’m going through.

How to Get Over The End of a Relationship | Antonio Pascual-Leone | TEDxUniversityofWindsor

Relatable and helpful breakup learnings from a therapist.

heartbreak, one year later.

This video made me hopeful that I can find someone else when the time is right. I also liked how she talked about her recovery with raw vulnerability. I feel a lot of similar emotions.

Getting Through A Breakup: What I've Learned

This was a helpful video for practical advice on how to handle a breakup, and it was reassuring because he did everything “wrong” and was still OK.

Tara Brach “Grief” videos

Tara Brach’s “Grief” section has been a wonderful help during my heartbreak. Sometimes, I’ll put on a video or talk in the background and let it naturally sink in. Other times, I’ll actively watch or listen part of a talk in the morning or before bed.

how i'm dealing with heartbreak *breakups suck*

This woman is young (relationship was high school/college), but lots of shared emotions and thoughts I found reassuring regardless of age. And helpful advice.

breakup BOOST #184

Another podcast episode. This episode was helpful for me to understand the importance of no contact. The other episodes didn’t resonate with as much, but this episode was helpful.

Bo Burnham - "Inside"

I've been listening and watching a lot of Bo Burnham's recent material. His Netflix special "Inside" has resonated with me — the songs and general theme — as I feel depression, hopelessness, and nihilism from my breakup. You can also listen to the songs on Spotify if you don't have Netflix.

(500) Days of Summer

This is a really impactful breakup movie. There were so many similarities with my breakup, and others in the past like it, that it flooded me with emotions and opened me wide. I cried a lot and woke up the next morning with many emotions still lingering which needed to be felt. So many quotable, powerful scenes... and so well-acted. It hurt to watch this, but a necessary hurt.

Terri Cole (fka Boundary Boss)

I found a lot of the self-help out there completely misinformed at best, harmful at worst. It's disappointing so many people trying to get help can't find good material. So when I found Terri Cole talking about actual, evidence-backed help... I was impressed. It's a great podcast about boundary-setting.

Grief Feels Like You're Losing Your Mind

This was a great Depresh Mode podcast episode. It was more about the grief of death, but the guest was very vulnerable, intelligent, and made a lot of great points about grief.