Call Brook Ogden a matchmaker in reverse. Let others bring people together; Brook, licensed mental health counselor, picks up the pieces after things come apart. When her own therapy practice collapses, she lands on her feet with a weekly advice-to-the-lovelorn column and a successful consulting service as the Breakup Doctor. But when her own relationship suddenly crumbles, Brook finds herself engaging in almost every bad breakup behavior she preaches against. And, worse, she starts a rebound relationship with the most inappropriate of men: a dangerously sexy bartender with anger-management issues who also happens to be a former patient.
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As her increasingly out-of-control behavior lands her at rock bottom, Brook realizes that you can't always handle a messy breakup neatly, and sometimes you can't pull yourself together until you let yourself fall apart.