At some point the Sunday after what I thought would be my wedding day, when I started to come to terms with what happened I did what any millennial would do. I turned to the internet. The first article I clicked on was from thoughtcatalog.com I read 10 short paragraphs by others that had gone through similar moments. No one story is ever the same, but it felt good to have that unspoken comradery with others.
At the bottom of the entry was a suggested book to read. it was called Knot the One by Stacey Becker. I purchased it on impulse. It had 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and the e-edition only cost $5.99 so I figured it couldn’t be too bad.
Sunday evening I read, the book is only 124 pages. I fell asleep reading it somewhere around 70 pages. The book is written by a woman who was left months away from her wedding day, I won’t lie, I was jealous. The book talked about her struggle coming to terms with her loss. How her friends and family reacted and finding a way to trust relationships again.
Monday morning I finished the book before I got out of bed. Of course she found love again, she married her childhood crush. She persevered through her devastation and found herself in a dream. Happily married with a dog and a baby.
I honestly can’t say one way or another that the book helped. But it made me feel a little less alone, and that maybe someday I too will get my happy ending.
If anyone else knows of any great books that have helped get you through break ups please share the titles with me.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.