Susan J Elliott JD, M.Ed.

Susan J. Elliott, JD, M.Ed.

Susan J Elliott, JD, M.Ed., is a sought-after relationship commentator, motivational speaker, certified grief counselor, and attorney. She began her blog, Getting Past Your Breakup in 2006 and it led to the publication of her first book, Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You ("GPYB")(Da Capo 2009).

GPYB received incredible reviews and was selected as the 2009 breakup book of the year by Yahoo! Shine as well as several other publications.  Since then it has been selected as one of the best breakup books of all time by Marie Claire, Huffington Post,, and others and has been on the Amazon Top Ten Books On Divorce for the past 5 years. It now appears in the bibliography of many self-help books. She has been asked to consult on many media projects and is quoted in many print and on-line articles as a leading relationship expert. She teaches seminars, workshops and runs bootcamps to propel the broken-hearted past their breakup and into a healthy and happy life.  She also does individual counseling via phone, Skype and in-person.

The follow-up book Getting Back Out There: Successful Dating and Finding Real Love After the Big Breakup (Da Capo) was published in 2015. The Getting Past Your Past Workbook (La Bella Vita 2010) is available at

You may also see her YouTube videos at

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She lives in New York.