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Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Divorce books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship (1997)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPsychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum draws on years of research and her work with real-life couples to help you make the right decision. She shows you how to diagnose your unique situation with self-analysis and questions like these, which get to the very heart of your problems:• What sins are forgivable and which ones are unpardonable?• Is your partner questioning your opinions to the point where you doubt yourself?• What is your sex life really like, and how important is it?• Is there real love left between you, and how does it stack up against all that you find…
Author(s): Mira Kirshenbaum

2. Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (2011)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfProtect Yourself from Manipulation, False Accusations, and Abuse Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better―many of these “persuasive blamers” leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they…
Author(s): Bill Eddy, Randi Kreger

3. The Divorce Recovery Workbook: How to Heal from Anger, Hurt, and Resentment and Build the Life You Want (2015)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIf you have recently gone through a divorce, you might have unresolved feelings of anger toward your ex spouse; find yourself reeling from past betrayals both big and small; become stressed when you think about the legal and emotional ramifications of the divorce; or you may even experience symptoms of depression. You are not alone, and there are ways you can start to heal.The Divorce Recovery Workbook offers a unique approach using mindfulness and positive psychology to help you cope with these negative emotions so that you can start to rebuild…
Author(s): Rye PhD, Mark S., Moore PhD, Crystal Dea

4. The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation (2017)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Co-Parenting Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of guiding children through divorce or separation and raising them skillfully in two homes.   Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief, and recovery, the authors provide a road map for all family members to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Through tested and reassuring guidance, parents will discover how to move from angry, hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents who are able to put their children’s needs first. Chock-full of strategies to help…
Author(s): Karen Bonnell, Kristin Little

5. This Is Me Letting You Go (2016)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfLetting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on – and it’s one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most – often before we are ready to – and how to embrace what comes next. #6,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Divorce (Books) #19 in Popular Psychology of Sexuality #408 in Personal Transformation Self-Help Would you like to ?If you are a seller for…
Author(s): Heidi Priebe, Thought Catalog

6. Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Third Edition (2014)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThoroughly revised and updated for a new generation, the essential guide for men and women to help them weather the turmoil of divorce and build rich, rewarding lives.There is nothing easy about the breakup of a marriage, from coping with loss and failure to dealing with the uncertainty of the future. In this intelligent and insightful book, Abigail Trafford charts this emotional journey, identifying the common phases in the evolution from marriage to separation to divorce, and eventually to a new life.Based upon her personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and…
Author(s): Abigail Trafford

7. Something Gained: 7 Shifts to Be Stronger, Smarter & Happier After Divorce (2017)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhen its over but you’re not over it. “Deb Purdy provides a welcomed road map for transforming the trauma of divorce into a positive, life-changing experience. As a marriage and family therapist, I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with emotional challenges after divorce.” Dan Valentine, Ph.D. , feelings of shame, anger and regret can linger for months and even years. The good news is that you have a choice about how you want to view your divorce experience. You have the power to reinvent divorce for yourself in a way that makes you stronger, happier and more peaceful. This book can…
Author(s): Deb Purdy

8. I Wish I Knew This Before My Divorce: Ending the Battle Between Holding On and Letting Go (2017)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfImagine being left by the person you love and bouncing back stronger than ever.Written by best-selling authors, Dr. Elaine and Joe Foster, I Wish I Knew This Before My Divorce uses the latest advances in cognitive behavioral treatment to break the struggle between holding on and letting go. In this East-meets-West approach to finding serenity, the authors dissect the causes of your breakup, the myths that block your path to happiness and the steps you need to take to end your suffering.World-renowned clinical psychologist, Elaine Foster, is…
Author(s): Foster, PhD, Elaine O., Joseph W. Foster

9. DIVORCE: Think Financially, Not Emotionally® Volume I: What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, and After Divorce (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDivorce is an extremely turbulent, stressful and emotional process … and one during which women must make many important financial decisions that will, for better or worse, impact the rest of their lives, including the division of assets and debt, the marital home, tax liabilities, alimony, etc. Thinking financially is not always easy. But, it is possible, especially if you have some help. Anyone, no matter how savvy, can benefit from expert advice when she is crossing through such treacherous and unfamiliar territory. Divorce: Think Financially, Not…
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Landers

10. Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing (2010)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfYour ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak…
Author(s): Dr. Richard A. Warshak

11. Talking to Children About Divorce: A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce (2016)

 Best Divorce Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMarriage and family therapist Jean McBride has helped over 20,000 families navigate divorce. Now she shares her expertise with an in-depth guide to discussing divorce with your kids so you can support your child’s adjustment throughout the entire divorce process. In Talking to Children About Divorce, Jean McBride provides you with the tools and encouragement to effectively communicate with your child about divorce. McBride brings her more than twenty-five years of specializing in divorce to guide you through crucial but difficult conversations and cultivate an environment of love and support throughout the divorce process. You’ll…
Author(s): Jean McBride MS LMFT

Best Divorce Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some divorce books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Marriage and divorce of astronomy and astrology : a history of astral prediction from antiquity to Newton

Author(s): Gordon Fisher
ID: 877724, Publisher: , Year: [2006], Size: 865 Kb, Format: pdf

The Life-Saving Divorce: Hope for People Leaving Destructive Relationships

Author(s): Gretchen Baskerville
ID: 2526553, Publisher: Life Saving Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Divorce in Europe: New Insights in Trends, Causes and Consequences of Relation Break-ups

Author(s): Dimitri Mortelmans
ID: 2532158, Publisher: Springer Nature, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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