Notes on Heartbreak: From Vogue’s Dating Columnist, the must-read book on love and letting go

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Notes on Heartbreak: From Vogue’s Dating Columnist, the must-read book on love and letting go

Notes on Heartbreak: From Vogue’s Dating Columnist, the must-read book on love and letting go

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And until reading this book I kept thinking to myself, what is wrong with you, why does this bother you still, or upset you, or hold you back…why, why, why, do you still feel anything at all about this when you wanted it so badly.

Sometimes scathing, often graciously understanding, it also captured a beautifully raw message of healing and growth after being so royally broken at the hands of the person who was meant to always be there to piece you back together. Reeling from a broken heart, Annie Lord revisits the past – from the moment she first fell in love, the shared in-jokes and intertwining of a long-term relationship, to the months that saw the slow erosion of a bond five years in the making. Dit boek voelde als een combinatie van SOS van SZA, main character vibes én gemini energy 💫 Voor fans van Dolly Alderton. Annie Lord: It’s really weird because when I was at uni, I had a column in the uni paper about sex and relationships, which I haven’t re-read because I think they’d be mortifying to read now. I lived life all over again through him and learned each action’s merit through the response it pulled from his body.

It starts with the break-up and goes both backwards and forwards in time, with Lord trying to make sense of things. I wish this book had existed a year ago when I was in the throes of my own horrendous and soul-consuming heartbreak, but it's no less meaningful or comforting to read now, and has definitely helped my heart heal in ways I didn't even realize needed healing. Alongside her memories, Annie charts her attempts to move on, from disastrous rebound sex to sending ill-advised nudes, stalking her ex’s new girlfriend on Instagram and the sharp indignity of being ghosted.

I suppose I’m anxious, but it feels more like excitement, anticipation, as though I’m off to a house party later or going on holiday in the morning.And it’s through this inner dialogue that you become conscious of yourself as someone you can talk to and have a relationship with. I finished this sat in my friends garden, with a single tear rolling down my cheek, just before going to the kitchen to find everyone making pancakes and being quiet. Encapsulating the trajectory of a broken heart, Lord put her own organs on the operating table and allows us to bear witness to her pain and, in it, find some solidarity on this unfair rite of passage.

But sometimes you are making yourself feel better via a very complex explanation for [men’s] actions that make out that you’re still hot and desirable, and they still want to have sex with you, and go out with you. What is a bigger FU to your ex than penning and publishing a successful memoir that charters every fracture, ache, and rebound of your breakup? I look at her now in that mirror and she’s me and I am her, and although we’re the same thing I see that we can talk to each other even if I will always know what’s coming because she, her, me, is the only thing I can count on to be there for the whole of my life.Annie Lord: I am someone that really likes to sit in a feeling and so after my breakup I really only wanted to read or watch things about breakups and every book I read was either a self-help book, like ‘let’s get you back on the horse,’ or began so long after the fact – maybe because the pain is so hard to describe. This book has left me both tearful and joyful - such a beautiful bittersweet book on the pain of heartbreak and the journey you endure to work through it. In flashback scenes in the book, you’re still in a long-term relationship and you’re a young, freelance journalist trying to break into the industry.

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