The Optimist's Guide to Divorce

The Optimist's Guide to Divorce

How to Get Through your Breakup and Create A New Life You Love

Book - 2016
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"Close to 50 percent of marriages in America fail, leading to about 1.5 million divorces a year. But for Suzanne Riss and Jill Sockwell, who've been there and done that, there's no comfort in statics, only community. Community is the one thing that can turn the shattering experience of divorce into a tolerable one-and, finally, a positive one. And community is what the authors offer in their inspiring and brilliantly helpful book, The Optimist's Guide to Divorce. This is the girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide that belongs in the hands of every one of those 1.5 million divorcing women. It's the book that draws on real women's experiences-not only the authors' but ten other women from the support group the authors started who all share their stories, insights, and wisdom. It's the book that gets into the trenches at the beginning of the process, in the section called Deal, which focuses on what readers need to know right away - including how to tell the kids, confront the financial issues, figure out where to live, find legal help, and emotionally get through the day. From there it moves to Heal, which helps readers work through their anger, loss, and sadness and develop an action plan for the future. And, finally, Reveal, when it's time to celebrate the hard work and a new, stronger self. Because-in the succinct words of the book's underlying promise-the best time to find yourself is after losing him. Direct, warm, friendly, humorous, it's the book that will get every reader into a better relationship with the one person she'll be with for the rest of her life-herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9780761187424
Branch Call Number: 306.893 RI
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Sockwell, Jill - Author


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ArapahoeAnna Mar 30, 2017

Helpful for navigating a divorce and creating a new life. Read the parts that apply to your life for new ideas and to learn how to start your own "divorce club." Book is a like a support group, telling stories of several women so you will know that you are not alone.


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