Divorce Books

There are plenty Divorce Books out there. Each year, millions of married couples decide to divorce. Many of them are written by therapists, divorce mediators and lawyers specialised on the subject. Some of them are written by people that went through the divorce process themselves and want to share their experiences with them.

This article gives an overview of Books about Divorce and what the main topics of these books are. We give you an insight in what is on offer. Of course, we discussing each individual book is too much. We have selected a few books which we present to you. The most important books are discussed more in detail on linked pages.

Divorce Books can be divided in several categories:

Books about the emotional side of a divorce

Book reviews of readers reveal that they went through very difficult times during and after their divorce. They felt angry and depressed and at times they even thought they were bad persons. By reading one or more books in this category, they discovered that these negative feelings and emotions were very common among divorced people. Many report that the book(s) helped them coping with the divorce and with the loss. It enabled them to let go the past and to move on to a new and better life.

Typical subjects in books about the emotional side of a divorce:

  • Grieving
  • Emotions: denial, fear, anger, depression
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Looking forward
  • Accepting the changes
  • Letting go
  • Reinventing yourself
  • Stopping the blame game
  • Options
  • Understanding the needs of others
  • Dating again

Recommended books:

  • Heal a Broken Heart
  • Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go by Susan Pease Gadoua (Aug 1, 2008)
  • He's History, You're Not: Surviving Divorce After 40 by Erica Manfred and Tina Tessina PhD (May 5, 2009)
  • Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life by Debbie Ford (Oct 24, 2006)
  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised Edition by Abigail Trafford (Dec 2, 1992)
  • Not for someone that has been deserted suddenly.

Divorce guides - What, how and when

Divorce guides are practical books or manuals that list all steps you have to go through when divorcing and after the divorce.

Many people that step into a divorce process for what ever reason, are overwhelmed by emotions and feelings. Those emotions and feelings often troubles their minds. Structured thinking becomes difficult. The divorce guides help you to structure the process and prevents you from forgetting or neglecting important issues. That can cost you dear in the long run.

Typical subjects in divorce guides are:

  • Breaking the news
  • legal, the legal paperwork
  • financial - retirement benefits, properties, assets, debt
  • family business
  • pets
  • child custody
  • child support
  • help from experts
  • taking care of yourself
  • dealing with the ex partner
  • uncontested divorce
  • mediation
  • contested divorce
  • parenting, parenting plan
  • spousal support
  • militairy divorce
  • child abuse
  • kidnapping
  • bankruptcy
  • after the divorce
  • getting help
  • templates
  • recommended reading

Recommended books / guides are:

  • Self-esteem Elevation For Children Coaching Certification
  • Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce
  • The Divorce Organizer & Planner by Brette Sember (May 28, 2004)
  • A Judge's Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench by Roderic Duncan (Jan 15, 2007)
  • Men’s Divorce Tactics

Children and Divorce books for parents

This category of divorce books has been written for divorce cases with children. They focus on all the aspects related to the lives of the children.

Typical subjects in Children and divorce books for parents are:

  • How do I tell the children?
  • What should I tell them?
  • Effects of divorce on children
  • How to minimise the negative effects
  • Counseling, therapy
  • Support groups
  • Child custody
  • Parenting, parenting plans
  • Child support
  • Where should they live
  • Step parents
  • Legal aspects

Recommended books about Children and Divorce can be found in the next article Book Child Divorce

This page on Book Child Divorce presents a selection of books that are very helpful for divorcing and divorced parents. The first book, Unexpected Legacy of Divorce is a long term study about the effects of Divorce on Children. The other books are much more about the insights and tips from the writers. Read more..

Books for Children of Divorce

There are not that many books for children of divorce. Most books about children and divorce are written for the divorced parents. However, there are a few interesting works for the children.

There are books for children at different ages. We discuss them here.

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