Reading List: The Breakup Monologues
In 2011, comedian Rosie Wilby was dumped by email.
Obsessing about breakups ever since, she embarked on a personal quest to investigate, understand and conquer the psychology of heartbreak.
The result is her book, The Breakup Monologues, which builds on her podcast on the subject.
Part memoir, part investigation, The Breakup Monologues takes on the big questions about our life-changing separations in the modern age of ghosting, breadcrumbing and conscious uncoupling.
Using her own relationship experiences as a starting point, Rosie explores how a breakup parallels the effects of withdrawing from a drug, why friendship breakups can feel like the worst endings of all, how polyamory changes the conversation about commitment, how breakups can sometimes be empowering and lead to exciting new life journeys, and how they can even help us to stay together.