The Best Books On Getting Through Divorce Successfully

The Books I Picked & Why

The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness

By Jacqueline Newman

The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Why this book?

New York Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman’s The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health and Happiness is a great divorce primer, tackling everything from contemplating divorce to dating after divorce. The book is charming and funny as well as deeply practical. While the book will probably appeal the most to wealthy women, it offers useful advice for anyone contemplating or going through a divorce.


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Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

By Randi Kreger, Bill Eddy

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Why this book?

Divorcing someone with a personality disorder can be one of the most stressful things one can face. Bill Eddy is a family lawyer and therapist who understands the complexities of divorcing a high conflict person and has mastered ways to communicate and co-parent with them. This book is a must-read for anyone facing high conflict divorce as it is filled with practical tips and suggestions.


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The Art of Extreme Self-Care: 12 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Love Yourself More

By Cheryl Richardson

The Art of Extreme Self-Care: 12 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Love Yourself More

Why this book?

One of the keys to getting through divorce is to make a commitment to self-care. This book, by life coach Cheryl Richardson, offers powerful self-care exercises, which can be practiced one month at a time. Richardson’s tips go well beyond booking a massage or taking a bubble bath, as she explores establishing boundaries, managing anger, and learning to say no. I’ve recommended this book countless times to clients and friends.


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Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart about Money

By Barbara Huson

Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart about Money

Why this book?

The number one fear for women in divorce tends to be money, since a woman’s standard of living often falls significantly post-divorce. Barbara Stanny, a journalist and the daughter of H&R Block founder Richard Bloch, found herself in financial straits after her then-husband gambled away their money, left her with a massive tax bill, and fled the country. She had to learn to make and manage her own money to support her three children and has since become a financial educator. This book is critical for any woman who is worried about her finances in divorce. Stanny tackles both financial literacy and the psychology of money in this powerful and practical read.


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The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook

By Daphne Rose Kingma

The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook

Why this book?

Psychotherapist Daphne Rose Kingma offers ten coping strategies to heal your heart when struggling with life’s devastations, including divorce. This is a soothing read if one is still raw with grief as it offers both hope and practical suggestions for moving through loss. Divorce can be a chance to heal old wounds and grow and this book offers a terrific start to that process.


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