Find a good therapist. He/she can:

  • Provide the best “listening ear”
  • Be sympathetic
  • Help you to develop more self knowledge
  • Coach you in learning new skills
  • Help you to move on with your life

Here Are Some Good Books

Below are a few books about divorce recovery and helping your children  with divorce that you may find useful.  All books are listed  alphabetically by title.

For Yourself

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building A New Life, Revised Edition, by Abigail Trafford
  • Divorce and New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Sole Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies, by Genevieve Clapp
  • *The Divorce Recovery Sourcebook, by Dawn Bradley Berry
  • Divorce Recovery: Healing the Hurt through Self-Help and Professional Support, by Allan J. Adler, M.D. and Christine Archambault
  • *For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered, by E. Mavis Hetherington and John Kelly
  • The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook:  A Step-by-Step Program for Those Who Are Divorced or Separated by Bob Burns
  • How to Survive the Loss of A Love, by Peter McWilliams
  • 101 Things To Do the First Year of Your Divorce, by Meg Connelly
  • *Rebuilding:  When Your Relationship Ends, by Bruce Fisher
  • Rebuilding Workbook:  When Your Relationship Ends, by Bruce Fisher and Jere Bierhaus

About Your Children

  • Building A Parenting Agreement That Works: How to Put Your Kids First When Your Marriage Doesn’t Last, by Mimi Lyster
  • Divorce Helpbook for Kids, [ages 8 to 12], by Cynthia MacGregor
  • Divorce Helpbook for Teens, by Cynthia MacGregor
  • Don’t Alienate the Kids, by Bill Eddy, LCSW, J.D.
  • Good Parenting Through Your Divorce: The Essential Guidebook to Helping Your Children Adjust and Thrive, by Mary Ellen Hannibal
  • Healing Hearts:  Helping Children and Adults Recover from Divorce, by Elizabeth Hickey, MSW, and Elizabeth Dalton, J.D.
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids, by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
  • Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs, by Philip Michael Stahl
  • Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath, by Vicki Lansky
  • *When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help  Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses,  by John W. James, Russell Friedman and Dr. Lee Matthews
  • *These books have been recommended by my clients.