"When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want."
“I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows what the f**k is going on. We need to have the discussion. We need to vent it and get it out in the open,” I said, grabbing my drink from the bedside table.
_______ sat on the edge of the bed and put his shirt back on. “What do you want to know?”
“I just want to know what guys are thinking. I mean we have sex and stuff and nothing lasting ever comes of it,” I said, taking a cigarette out and lighting it. I knew I shouldn’t be smoking in the room, but I was too drunk to care.
“I don’t think I should say. We don’t know everything girls are thinking. I think some things are better left unsaid.”
“I want to know. I’d prefer shit to be clearer, because I’m always confused,” I replied. I could tell he was still a bit sexually frustrated, but he seemed okay to chat.
“Go ahead then, ask what you want. I’ll try give it to you as straight as I can. But don’t hate the messenger,” _______ responded, taking the champagne from my hand and having some.
“I won’t, promise. So why do guys act so interested and then not get in touch at all? ?” I asked.
Excerpt taken from The Modern Break-Up.
A real, raw book about love and everything that come with it, loved this book so much!55
Had a lot of long rants that made you want to put the book down then light it on fire.25
Absolutely loved this book. I am going through a break up myself and have been experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. It is definitely hard coming out of something you thought was so great. It is hard to let go. Reading this book was enlightening. It made me feel less alone and more proactive. Besides that fact, it was beautifully written.55
I started reading this book because the reviews praised it so highly, saying it provided great relationship advice and insight. It is an easy read, I’ll give it that. But the interactions between the main character and her friends are so noticeably... weird. They call each other babe a lot and there is so much relationship advice given without enough transition or context for it to seem realistic. And don’t get me started on the obvious male dialogue that INSISTS that the problem these days is that women ALWAYS IGNORE THE “GOOD” GUYS. Even the mother of the main character says it repeatedly. Come on. However, I did enjoy watching Amelia’s character slowly become more independent and confident in herself. I liked how she began to decide that her happiness was her own job, and we got to see her self-reflection surrounding her relationships. I’m actually glad I read this.45
Not a self help book.15
I was skeptical about reading a book about breakups, because I’m going through one right now, but the story this book took, the advice, the quotes and how realistic it felt, was amazing! I was able to relate to the characters, and understand each ones point of view. I feel motivated and stronger. Definitely a must read whether you’re going through a breakup or not!55
im glad i bought it55
Loved it. Helps a lot with thing you already know but don’t want to accept. Helped me out a lot.55
This book has something for everyone in any stage of a relationship!55
I am currently going through a breakup after a 3 year relationship and this book is helping me so much in so many ways. I just finished it. I read it in 2 days AND it’s finals week for me. That’s how good it was. Thank you so much to the amazing author. Adding different perspective was so helpful and necessary in the purpose of this book. I definitely recommend. Read it with an open mind as you should with every book.55