It Was Over When is ded­i­cat­ed to cat­a­loging the exact moment when you real­ize a rela­tion­ship isn’t going to work. This could be years into a romance, on the first date or even before the first date. The­se sto­ries can be fun­ny, poignant, abysmal­ly sad and uni­ver­sal. The aim: To provide a bit of com­fort, humor and, hope­ful­ly, heal­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Based on Elder’s web­site of the same name.

Check out the offi­cial web­site at itwasoverwhen.com and share your sto­ry.

Praise for the book and web­site:

Addic­tive!”
—Kev­in Smith, film direc­tor and pod­cast­er (@thatkevinsmith)

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A book for dis­il­lu­sioned dater and causal man-haters…laugh out loud fun­ny…”
—Cre­ative Loaf­ing

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Very entertaining…Isn’t it great there are so many peo­ple are so bad at romance – you wouldn’t have half the songs that are writ­ten or web­sites like this.”
—Kev­in Ryder, Kev­in & Bean, KROQ

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It’s huge…It’s gigan­ti­cal­ly fun­ny.”
—Rich Berra, John­jay and Rich at 93.7 KRQ, www.johnjayandrich.com

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The real­ly fas­ci­nat­ing thing is how long some of the­se peo­ple let their rela­tion­ships con­tin­ue despite know­ing ‘it was over.’ ”
Wendy Atter­ber­ry at Time Warner’s The Frisky blog