The Wisdom of a Broken Heart by Susan Piver
An Uncommon Guide to Healing, Insight, and Love

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When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence.

In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world’s wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken Heart a steadying prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor during the hardest time of your life. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, Piver tells you in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: “You’re going to be okay.”

About Susan Piver

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Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”. She has been featured as a well-being expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Early Show, and The Today Show and in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years, is a graduate of Buddhist seminary, and is an authorized meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. She is the meditation expert on Visit her website at
Published December 4, 2009 by Atria Books. 244 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Susan Piver is a graduate of the Buddhist seminary, a meditation expert, a frequent guest on network television, and the author of The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do".

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