How To Be Sad with Helen Russell

Season 2 #3 Rosie Green

May 5, 2021

Rosie Green is an award winning journalist and columnist who’s spent 20 writing about beauty, fashion, spas and health - as well as interviewing and styling countless celebrities.  But she was blindsided when her marriage of 26 years broke down. Nothing prepared her for hitting what Rosie calls ‘rock bottom’  - nor for the response she got when she wrote about her breakup, and the devastation and heartache it left in it’s wake. She talks honestly and openly about how she managed to move forward - about the experts, books and advice that can help anyone who’s experienced a split to feel better and less alone. Her mission now, she says, is to share: “everything you need to create a truly arse-kicking plan b.”

Here, Rosie and Helen talk about:

  • ‘Missing a pride chip’
  • Losing our gut instinct and how to get it back
  • Gaslighting, abandonment, and history repeating itself
  • Antidepressants and rebuilding a life
  • How as journalists we get to ask the burning questions
  • Tackling the ‘jobs laced with hurt’ post heartbreak
  • Being brave (and how we’re all braver with a good ‘team’)
  • How calm seas do not a good sailor make
  • In praise of having a wild time in our 20s

You can find Rosie on Instagram @lifesrosie or on Twitter @RosieGreenBQ and her book, How To Heal a Broken Heart is out now.

Follow Helen on social media @MsHelenRussell

How To Be Sad, the book, is out now.

Thanks to Joel Grove for production and to Matt Clacher at HarperCollins for making this podcast happen.

 

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