List books in category Parenting & Families / Divorce & Separation

  • How To Make Someone Obsessed With You.: How To Make Someone Obsessed With You., #1

    How To Make Someone Obsessed With You.: How To Make Someone Obsessed With You., #1
    Scarlett Kennedy

    You've witnessed the power that obsession has over people. People will do anything for someone they are obsessed with. Fans will travel across the world to see a celebrity they are obsessed with. A person will become a slave to someone they are obsessed with. Many people are immune to subtle signs of manipulation. The only thing people are not immune to, is falling in love, and obsession. A person obsessed with you, is a person under your control. Scarlett Kennedy uncovers the real causes of obsession, how to take advantage of it, the common types of people in the world, and how you can make them obsessed with you. Because not one size fits all. Scarlett also creates personality profiles for her targets and documents what has worked and what hasn't worked. As well as the dangers of holding all the power in your hands.

  • The Good Divorce

    The Good Divorce
    Constance Ahrons

    It's never too late to have a good divorce Based on two decades of groundbreaking research, The Good Divorce presents the surprising finding that in more than fifty percent of divorces couples end their marriages, yet preserve their families. Dr. Ahrons shows couples how they can move beyond the confusing, even terrifying early stages of breakup and learn to deal with the transition from a nuclear to a "binuclear" family–one that spans two households and continues to meet the needs of children. The Good Divorce makes an important contribution to the ongoing "family values" debate by dispelling the myth that divorce inevitability leaves emotionally troubles children in its wake. It is a powerful tonic for the millions of divorcing and long-divorces parents who are tired of hearing only the damage reports. It will make us change the way we think about divorce and the way we divorce, reconfirming our commitment to children and families.

  • It s Called a Breakup Because It s Broken: The Smart Girl s Break-Up Buddy

    It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-Up Buddy
    Greg Behrendt

    There’s no doubt about it—breakups suck. But in the first few hours or weeks that follow, there’s one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It’s called a breakup because it’s broken, and starting right here, right now, it’s time to dry your tears, put down that pint of ice cream, log out of his email, and open this book to chapter one—and start turning your breakup into a breakover. From Greg Behrendt, coauthor of the smash, two-million-copy bestseller He’s Just Not That Into You, comes It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken—the ultimate survival guide to getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner Superfox. From how to put yourself through “He-tox” to how to throw yourself a kick-ass pity party, Greg and his coauthor and wife, Amiira, share their hilarious and helpful roadmap for getting past the heartache and back into the game. You will learn:Why you shouldn’t call him—and what he’s thinking when you doHow to keep your friends and not lose your jobHow to avoid breakup pitfalls: IM-ing, stalking, having sex with your exReframing reality—seeing the relationship for what it wasHow to transform yourself into a hot, happening Superfox and get a jump on the better, brighter future that awaitsComplete with an essential workbook to help you put the crazy down on paper and not take it out into the world, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken is a must-have manual for finding your way back to an even more rocking you.

  • So You Love an . . . Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent

    So You Love an . . . Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent
    Grace W. Wroldson

    When Grace Wroldson first discovered that she was in love with an alcoholic, she sought treatment and help for him. As the years passed and the alcoholic continued to choose alcohol over her, she instead sought treatment for herself to overcome her own battles of love addiction and codependency. When her child was born, she was inspired to completely break free from the disease of alcoholism. She shifted her focus away from the alcoholic and found a path of recovery for herself. Now, Grace shares a firsthand account of her journey to living a healthier life full of self-love, acceptance, and truth. So You Love an . . . Alcoholic? compiles the hard-learned lessons and realizations she faced during recovery. From lessons on boundaries, forgiveness, and self-love comes a triumphant tale of a woman who learned. Grace brings the message of hope for women in a similar situation by sharing her secret lessons. This is one womans recovery story of loving and leaving an alcoholic man successfully. The lessons found in So You Love an . . . Alcoholic? inspire women to take action and seek help for themselvesnot just their alcoholics. These lessons tell a story of bravery, dedication, hard work, and love that validate those who find themselves in a similar situation. Graces lessons serve as a reminder to all of us that you cant take care of anyone else until youve taken care of yourself. This book will bring healing, affirmation, relief, and wisdom to women who love an alcoholic. By sharing her true story, she strives to reach out to women who are surviving this predicament so that they can free themselves from the disease and extend that freedom to their children.

  • The Narcissist s Playbook: How to Identify, Disarm, and Protect Yourself from Narcissists, Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Other Types of Manipulative and Abusive People

    The Narcissist’s Playbook: How to Identify, Disarm, and Protect Yourself from Narcissists, Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Other Types of Manipulative and Abusive People
    Dana Morningstar

    Do you have a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath in your life, or think that you might?Do you continually feel anxious around someone in your life, but can’t pinpoint why?Do conversations seem to go off track, leaving you feeling knocked off balance and confused?Does it feel like they are making your life a living hell, but they insist that you are too sensitive, crazy, or to blame?Perhaps you know you are being manipulated or abused, but don’t know how to make it stop.The Narcissist’s Playbook can help. Dana Morningstar is a domestic violence advocate, author, podcaster, YouTuber, speaker, and group leader. She writes from personal as well as professional experience in the field of domestic violence awareness, narcissistic abuse, and advocacy. Some of the topics covered in The Narcissist’s Playbook are:-What manipulation is and isn’t.-How to spot manipulative behaviors early (and why most people struggle with this).-How and why people get caught up with manipulators, and why they have a hard time breaking free.-How to identify the emotional “hook” that is keeping you stuck in manipulation and what you can do about it.- How to effectively disable manipulation as it is happening. – How to identify the common personality traits that are frequently exploited by manipulators. You can take back your life. The Narcissist’s Playbook tells you how.

  • Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce

    Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce
    Diana Mercer

    A lawyer and a psychologist offer a groundbreaking divorce strategy that protects both your finances and your family.From your first thought of divorce through the final paperwork, Your Divorce Advisor takes you step by step toward a divorce that dissolves the marriage but not your dignity, your sense of family, or your financial security. Whether you hire a lawyer or a mediator, or do it yourself, this practical, direct, and empowering guide offers you the wise counsel you need for both the legal and the emotional processes of ending your marriage. Your Divorce Advisor shows you how to: -Keep a healthy perspective that leads to a successful legal strategy and recognize when emotions threaten your case -Protect your assets without destroying your family Offering: -Detailed coverage of all your legal options and guidance through every legal step, including anticipating the emotional repercussions of your decisions -More information on custody than any other divorce book, including age-appropriate custody schedules -A sample divorce agreement explained one paragraph at a time Your Divorce Advisor helps you set yourself and your family on a positive course toward a new life.

  • What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal

    What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
    John Gottman

    A world-renowned relationship expert shares his research about love and what it takes to develop a trustful, intimate, and emotionally fulfilling bond.In this insightful book, celebrated research psychologist and couples counselor John Gottman plumbs the mysteries of love and shares the results of his famous “Love Lab”: Where does love come from? Why does some love last, and why does some fade? And how can we keep it alive? Based on laboratory findings, this book shows readers how to identify signs, behaviors, and attitudes that indicate a fraying relationship and provides strategies for repairing what may seem lost or broken.

  • Divorce in Wisconsin: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect

    Divorce in Wisconsin: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect
    Linda Vanden Heuvel

    Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Wisconsin, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as What is the mediation process in Wisconsin and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody? How are bills divided and paid during the divorce? How much will a divorce cost? and Will a spouse have to pay some or all attorney fees? Structured in a question-and-answer format, this divorce handbook provides clear and concise responses to help build confidence and give the peace of mind needed to meet the challenges of a divorce proceeding in the state of Wisconsin.

  • It Doesn t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself

    It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself
    Laura A. Wasser

    Maria Shriver, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears . . . Who do they have in common? Top LA divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.If anyone ever had a platform to write a how to divorce book for today's generation, it's Laura Wasser. She has been practicing in her field for nearly twenty years, represented many of the country's top celebrities and has been celebrated for her unique style, her empathy and her expertise. Wasser's personal and professional life have been profiled by publications like the Los Angeles Times, Vogue and Interview. Most important, her approach and advice is different from almost any other and she articulates it in a simple manner.Laura Wasser addresses an entire generation who want—and need—to handle their breakups differently. It's no secret that the divorce rate in America is more than half the marriage rate. Yet the means for dissolving a relationship often seem hopelessly mired in an outdated perception of how it's supposed to be done. Wasser acknowledges that this generation's realities have evolved greatly since the previous generation's in almost every way, and that they want to get divorced cheaply and efficiently and maintain control of the process themselves. The daughter and partner of a prominent Los Angeles Family Law attorney, she has a deep history in the field, and she knows the available roads to uncontested resolution like nobody else. At times psychologist, at times strategist, and distinctly of this generation, Laura and her book will offer readers safer passage through what can be a devastating time, emotionally and financially.

  • Love After Heartbreak

    Love After Heartbreak
    Stephan Labossiere

    FINDING HAPPINESS AFTER HEARTBREAK BEGINS HERE!You may think your pain might never go away, but in this book you’ll discover how to feel at peace starting today.You heal by releasing, not suppressing. Experience the life-changing effects of true release.•Are You Constantly Rehearsing Past Hurts and Disappointments?•Have You Lost Hope in Love Because of Failed Relationships?•Do You Feel Tension & Frustration When Expressing Your Feelings?•Does Bitterness, Anger, or Negativity Cloud Your Vision?Don’t stay in bondage to emotional turmoil from past lovers, failed relationships, broken family cycles, or old ways of thinking. Instead, learn how to pinpoint and let go of any unresolved pain, hurt, and resentment lingering from heartbreak that you may be holding onto, which doesn’t serve you.Finding Love After Heartbreak, Volume I is a must-read guide to help you self-heal, find inner peace and true happiness. In the first volume of a two-part series, Stephan Speaks gives you the tools you need to begin your self-healing journey. Your life will never be the same.

  • The Invisible String

    The Invisible String
    Patrice Karst

    A steady best-seller and The Invisible String is reaching all over the World! OVER 400,000 copies sold!"That's impossible", said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they're all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. "What kind of string"? They asked with a puzzled look to which Mom replied, "An Invisible String made of love." That's where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. The Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away? Read all about it! THE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that when we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String, made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love." Thus begins this heart-warming and reassuring story that addresses the issue of "separation anxiety" (otherwise known as the sense of existential 'aloneness') to children of all ages.Specifically written to address children's fear of being apart from the ones they love, The Invisible String delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times that though we may be separated from the ones we care for, whether through anger, or distance or even death, love is the unending connection that binds us all, and, by extension, ultimately binds every person on the planet to everyone else. Parents and children everywhere who are looking for reassurance and reaffirmation of the transcendent power of love, to bind, connect and comfort us through those inevitable times when life challenges us!Let's tell the whole world that we are ALL connected by Invisible Strings!Adopted by Military Library Services & Foster Care AgenciesRecommended by Bereavement Support Groups and Hospice Centers

  • Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price

    Bitter Remains: A Custody Battle, A Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
    Diane Fanning

    The bestselling true crime author of Under Cover of the Night recounts Laura Ackerson’s disappearance and murder in North Carolina, the discovery of her remains in Texas, and the aftermath… On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons. It would be the last time she was seen alive… Two weeks later, detectives searching for the missing mother made a gruesome discovery on the shores of Oyster Creek near Richmond, Texas—the dismembered body parts of a young woman whom they were able to identify as Laura Ackerson. Laura’s ex, Grant Hayes—the father of her two sons—and his wife, Amanda, the mother of his newborn daughter, both pointed the finger at each other as the one guilty of murdering Laura, cutting up her body, and then transporting and disposing of the remains. This is the haunting true crime story of a devoted mother, a disturbed couple, and how these horrific events came to pass… INCLUDES PHOTOS

  • Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

    Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go
    Susan Pease Gadoua

    Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages.This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision. •Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage •Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy•Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship•Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move onThis is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua! -John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition.-Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second JourneyMaking an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not.-Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative LawAn exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike.-Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of TheModernWomansDivorceGuide.com

  • Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity

    Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity
    Gary Shriver

    Statistics show that one in every four marriages is impacted by infidelity. So the odds are pretty good that you or someone you know has experienced the searing pain of marital infidelity. But adultery is not an automatic death sentence for your marriage. You can trust again. You can restore intimacy. You can have a relationship that you will both cherish for a lifetime. Ten years ago, Gary and Mona Shriver experienced the devastation caused by adultery, and in the course of trying to save themselves, they wrote this book. Raw, transparently honest, the Shrivers’ story alone is an inspiration, offering hope and practical strategies for healing. Now this updated and revised edition adds other real-life stories of betrayal and forgiveness, and new information defining adultery, including the destruction of emotional affairs. Some doubt if a marriage can truly heal after the ravages of infidelity. Unfaithful proves you can. It’s not easy . . . but it can be done. Is it worth it? Yes. And you hold the first step—and hope—in your hand.

  • Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life

    Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life
    Debbie Ford

    Could the end of your marriage be the first step toward reclaiming your personal power and joyfully living the life of your dreams? If the answer is yes, this book is for you.Divorce rocks the very foundation of our beings, leaving us feeling lonely, flawed, enraged, undesirable, hopeless, and empty. In Spiritual Divorce, New York Times bestselling author Debbie Ford reveals how this devastation can be transformed into a profoundly enlightening experience. This empowering guide shows how the collapse of a marriage is, at root, a spiritual wake-up call, an opportunity to liberate ourselves and reclaim our lives. The end of a relationship—no matter who ends it—is a damaging moment. Ford offers a clear program for turning ruin into renewal.

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

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

    Protect 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 can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way. Turn to this guide to help you: Predict what your spouse may do or say in court Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking Choose a lawyer who understands your case Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used against you

  • Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind

    Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind
    Amy J. L. Baker

    An examination of adults who have been manipulated by divorcing parents. Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) occurs when divorcing parents use children as pawns, trying to turn the child against the other parent. This book examines the impact of PAS on adults and offers strategies and hope for dealing with the long-term effects.

  • The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony

    The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony
    Joshua Coleman, Ph D.

    A clinical psychologist with a thriving family practice, Dr. Coleman sees the same situation again and again: Couples enter therapy on the verge of divorce and after several weeks find a renewed sense of joy and interest in their marriage. At last, unhappy couples now have a viable alternative to divorce. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Joshua Coleman reveals a revolutionary new perspective on marriage and adult happiness. By suggesting simple yet practical tools to help couples "make over" their lives, Dr. Coleman has taught thousands of people how to live happily together in imperfect harmony.

  • New Life After Divorce: The Promise of Hope Beyond the Pain

    New Life After Divorce: The Promise of Hope Beyond the Pain
    Bill Butterworth

    It’s the End of Your Marriage–Not Your Life.Few experiences bring more pain than divorce. Like the death of a loved one, divorce plunges us into grief and loneliness, heartache and depression. Perhaps worst of all, divorce makes us believe that all that is meaningful and joyful has come to an end. Do not believe it. Better Days Are Just Ahead.You already know that divorce is one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. Yet it also can trigger tremendous growth in several key areas, including your relationships, the way you see yourself, and how you live out your faith. No one is calling divorce a blessing. But it is something that you will live through and that can help to powerfully transform you into the person God has created you to be. Whether you are in the earliest stages of divorce, are newly single again, are processing an earlier divorce, or know someone whose marriage is ending, New Life After Divorce offers encouragement and hope that this new life will be a good life–and the promise that healing, strength, purpose, and joy are around the corner.

  • The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce

    The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce
    Rachel Sussman

    Breakups are an unfortunate but inevitable part of every woman’s life, and there’s no denying that the heartache experienced after the ending of a serious relationship can be excruciating. But it doesn’t have to feel insurmountable, and there is always hope to be found. In The Breakup Bible, psychotherapist and breakup expert Rachel Sussman reveals the secrets every woman needs to get her life back on track. Drawing on hundreds of counseling sessions she’s conducted with women at all stages of recovery, Sussman developed a proven 3-phase process for healing from a breakup. The Breakup Bible takes women through Healing, Understanding, and Transformation, with new perspectives and advice from real, healed women at each step. Sussman’s plan for getting over the end of a relationship is revolutionary and sound, complete with steps for creating a personalized Love Map, a vital and groundbreaking tool for moving on after a breakup. The Breakup Bible proves that it is possible to not only survive a breakup, but to emerge from one as an even stronger, empowered woman.

  • Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

    Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
    Susan J. Elliott

    A proven plan for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, including divorce, with practical strategies for healing, getting your confidence back, and finding true loveIt's over–and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of people transform their love lives. Now in Getting Past Your Breakup, she'll help you put your energy back where it belongs–on you. Her plan includes:The rules of disengagement: how and why to go "no contact" with your exHow to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your lifeThe secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationshipsWhat to do when you can't stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house

  • Save My Marriage!: Proven Tips on How to Save Your Marriage, Rekindle Love, Stop Divorce, & Bring the Newlywed Passion Back to Your Relationship Again

    Save My Marriage!: Proven Tips on How to Save Your Marriage, Rekindle Love, Stop Divorce, & Bring the Newlywed Passion Back to Your Relationship Again
    Kristine C. James

    At some point, it happens to everyone: You wake up one day and suddenly your once-blissful marriage is shattered. The spark is gone. And the love of your life wants nothing to do with you. You yearn for those feelings you had on your wedding day. When you were both filled with hope and possibilities of what was in store for the future. Do you wish you could have those feelings back again?Don't Worry – You Can!Look – there's no such thing as a perfect marriage. Life isn't all sunshine and buttercups. But a happy marriage is a very real thing, and you deserve a happy, healthy marriage. This book will show you exactly how to win back your partner and re-ignite the passion in your once happy marriage.What will you learn when you read this book? – Why marriages fail – What the warning signs are that your marriage might be in trouble – How to get the romance back – How to stop divorce and save failing marriage – Adjusting your thinking to work for a healthy marriage – Ways to reconnect with your spouse And so much more!You won't be forced to wade though page-after-page of self-analysis and psychiatric babble. You'll jump right into a clear-cut marriage repair strategy and you'll discover exactly what steps to take to win back your partner. We've even included special sections that give you advice on how to be more romantic in your relationship.There's no reason why you have to lose the person you married. Get back to where you were when you first said "I Do." Get this book today and get back the romance that you've been missing!

  • The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Revised and Updated: Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love

    The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Revised and Updated: Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love
    Susan Anderson

    The fear of abandonment is one of our most primal fears, and deservedly so. Its pain is often overwhelming, and can leave its mark on the rest of your life. In the midst of the hurt, it’s hard to see an end to your feelings of rejection, shame, and betrayal. In this updated edition of the groundbreaking book, Susan Anderson, a therapist who has specialized in helping people with loss, heartbreak, and abandonment for more than thirty years, shares recent discoveries in neuroscience that help put your pain in perspective. It is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups—whether you are suffering from a recent loss, or a lingering wound from the past; whether you are caught up in patterns that sabotage your own relationships, or you’re in a relationship in which you no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, it provides a complete program for abandonment recovery. Going beyond comforting words to promote real change, this healing process will help you work through the five universal stages of abandonment—shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, lifting—by understanding their biochemical and behavioral origins and implications. New hands-on exercises for improving your life will teach you how to manage the inevitable pain, then go on to build a whole new concept of self, increase your capacity for love, and find new love on a deeper and richer level than ever before.

  • A Mother Apart: How to let go of the guilt and find happiness living apart from your child

    A Mother Apart: How to let go of the guilt and find happiness living apart from your child
    Sarah Hart

    A Mother Apart has been written to relieve the isolation of the many women separated from their child who say, "I thought I was the only one". Moving beyond the stereotype of mothers who leave, A Mother Apart provides insight and practical support for women struggling with their feelings as they adjust and come to terms with living life apart from their children.

  • Save Your Marriage System: The Secret to Stop Divorce and Make Your Spouse Want You Back

    Save Your Marriage System: The Secret to Stop Divorce and Make Your Spouse Want You Back
    Erin J. Stanley

    Is your marriage or relationship on the rocks and you feel helpless and scared? Maybe you know there is a problem and you want to address it before things get worse. Maybe your spouse has already said that they want to end it. This can feel like the bottom has dropped out of your world but it does not have to be the end of your relationship. Your marriage can be saved and with this book, you will find out how to bring your marriage back on track. Learn why couple's therapy is not always the answer, learn how to communicate without fighting and learn how to work together to find your way back to a happy marriage. There are things that you need to do right away to help save your marriage and there are things that you must never do. Time is of the essence so get this book and learn how your marriage can be saved today.

  • Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

    Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce
    JoAnne Pedro-Carroll

    An internationally renowned authority on children and divorce reveals the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents divorce. The breakup of a family can have an enduring impact on children. But as Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll explains with clarity and compassion in this powerful book, parents can positively alter the immediate and long-term effects of divorce on their children. The key is proven, emotionally intelligent parenting strategies that promote children's emotional health, resilience, and ability to lead satisfying lives. Over the past three decades, Pedro-Carroll has worked with families in transition, conducted research, and developed and directed award- winning, court-endorsed programs that have helped thousands of families navigate divorce and its aftermath. Now she shares practical, research-based advice that helps parents: -gain a deeper understanding of what their children are experiencing -develop emotionally intelligent parenting strategies with the critical combination of boundless love and appropriate limits on behavior -reduce conflict with a former spouse and protect children from conflict's damaging effects -learn what recent brain research reveals about stress and children's developing capabilities Filled with the voices and drawings of children and the stories of families, Putting Children First delivers a positive vision for a future of hope and healing.

  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends

    Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
    Bruce Fisher

    "How does he know exactly what I'm feeling?" That's the most-heard reader comment about this one million copy bestseller by internationally-renowned divorce therapist Bruce Fisher.Rebuilding features Fisher's "divorce process rebuilding blocks," a proven nineteen-step process for putting one's life back together after divorce. Clearly the most widely-used approach to divorce recovery, the "rebuilding" model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced–and their children. Over two decades of research and practice are combined with feedback from hundreds of thousands of men and women who have usedthe book on their own or in one of thousands of Fisher divorce recovery seminars worldwide. Also includes Bruce's detailed Healing Separation model–first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. The 3rd edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Dr. Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers. Just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Single: Locating happily-single serenity

    The Unexpected Joy of Being Single: Locating happily-single serenity
    Catherine Gray

    * 'This refreshing, unusual book needs to exist. A culture shift which repositions a single person as someone who is relationship-free, complete, and not lacking is long overdue.' – The i *Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place.Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all. But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.'Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier.Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate – and luxuriate in – single happiness. Are you in?*Spoiler: you're already wholePRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING:"Fascinating." Bryony Gordon."Not remotely preachy." The Times"Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian"Truthful, modern and real." Stylist"Brave, witty and brilliantly written." Marie Claire"Haunting, admirable and enlightening." The Pool

  • Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

    Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You
    Amy J. L. Baker

    Protect your child from alienation and loyalty conflicts. During and after a difficult divorce, it’s easy for your relationship with your kids to become strained—especially if you are dealing with a toxic ex who bad-mouths you in front of your children, accuses you of being a bad parent, and even attempts to “replace” you with a new partner in your children’s lives. Your children may become confused, conflicted, angry, anxious, or depressed—and you may feel powerless. But there is help. In this guide, you’ll discover a positive parenting approach to dealing with a hostile ex-spouse. You'll learn the best ways to protect your children from painful loyalty conflicts, how to avoid parental alienation syndrome, and techniques for talking to your children in a way that fosters honesty and trust. Co-parenting with a toxic ex can be challenging, but with the right tools you can protect your kids and make your relationship with them stronger than ever.

  • What to Do When He Says, I Don’t Love You Anymore: An Action Plan to Regain Confidence, Power and Control

    What to Do When He Says, I Don’t Love You Anymore: An Action Plan to Regain Confidence, Power and Control
    David Clarke

    Dr. David Clarke shares his "guerilla love" technique and equips readers to take an active, not passive, role in reviving a failing marriage."I don't love you anymore." These simple words have the power to send the listener into shock, denial, and desperation. The obvious response is to ask oneself, "What can I do to win my partner back?" In I Don't Love You Anymore, Dr. David Clarke provides just the battle plan needed.Contrary to what many relationship "experts" recommend-weak, passive plans that involve begging or romancing a spouse back-Clarke offers an approach that he calls guerilla love, which essentially turns the tables on the wandering spouse. He outlines the biblical view of marriage and instructs readers on:Drawing healthy boundaries.Five things he really means when he says, "I don't love you anymore."The most popular "exit lies" and how to see through them.Classic symptoms of a person who is having an affair.Most important, Clarke empowers and equips readers to make the best, most God-honoring, attempt at saving a marriage.

  • Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

    Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner
    Carol A Lambert

    A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest person—unless you know what to look for. Written by an expert in intimate partner abuse and based on her highly successful recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will give you the strength, courage, and strategies you need to acknowledge the problem and stand up for yourself once and for all—whether you stay or leave the relationship.If you have a controlling partner, you aren’t alone. Millions of women suffer psychological abuse at the hands of a spouse or intimate partner during some point in their lives, not fully seeing or knowing what is happening to them. Research shows that psychological abuse affects women’s overall well-being more than physical abuse, is a bigger contributor to inducing fear, and can be a precursor to violence. To make matters worse, having a controlling partner often results in hidden injuries like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and low self-efficacy—feeling like you can’t make a difference in your life. So, where can you turn for help?Based on over a decade of clinical and domestic abuse research, Women with Controlling Partners will help you identify the coercive constraints that can be predictive of intimate partner abuse, recognize the harmful effects of psychological abuse on your mental and physical health, and gain the personal strength and power to break free. Using the author’s three-stage recovery model, you’ll be empowered to move out of denial, deconstruct what holds you psychologically captive, and take back your life.Abuse can be devastating, and having a controlling partner can make you feel crazy—and as if you’re the one responsible. But you’re not crazy, and you’re not to blame! With this important, one-of-a-kind recovery process, you’ll finally find the clarity of mind, courage, and strength to protect yourself from the hurtful control that damages your mental and physical health, and move toward a safer and happier life.

  • The Melon Capital of the World: A Memoir

    The Melon Capital of the World: A Memoir
    Blake Allmendinger

    In this psychologically gripping memoir, Blake Allmendinger returns to his childhood home after a forty-year absence. His homecoming to the struggling farming community of Rocky Ford, Colorado, formerly known as the Melon Capital of the World, forces the author to confront his own sad and disturbing history, one that parallels his hometown’s decline. Allmendinger’s family was dominated by his emotionally and mentally unstable mother, who became depressed while living in Rocky Ford as a young woman. For the rest of her life she abused the members of her family, creating tensions that remained unresolved until the end of the author’s visit, when his mother died suddenly, a family member committed suicide, and a secret diary was discovered. The Melon Capital of the World is a remarkable blend of personal narrative, memoir, and Allmendinger’s interviews with people who knew his mother and her family. His story is a gritty but compassionate, and at times humorous, portrait of a family trying to survive in the rapidly disappearing rural American West.

  • The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now

    The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now
    Tara Fields, PhD

    All couples argue, but how do some couples get to what seems like the point of no return?Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Tara Fields has spent more than twenty-eight years working with couples, and she has discovered that there are five common conflict loops that couples fall into—and three steps to getting past having the same fights over and over again and onward to building a relationship where each partner feels heard, understood, respected, and loved. These steps include: Recognizing the conflict loop at play Exploring past and present fears Creating opportunities to get in touch with the deepest needs of both partners in order to find new gratitude, respect, and trustChange comes with awareness. When you’re present in the moment, conflict with your partner can become an opportunity to work through unresolved issues and to learn more about each other; it can even become a way to grow closer. In The Love Fix, Fields shares her tested and proven tools to help build stronger relationships, including: Insight from real couples who have repaired their relationships Self-assessment quizzes to get to the root of the problem Practical 3-Minute Fixes you can start using immediately HEARTwork exercises to help you dig deeper in order to reconnectIt’s never too late to reignite your passion and to restore the love between you and your partner. Stop rehashing the same issues, figure out what you’re really fighting about, and start enjoying a happier, stronger relationship today.

  • The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap

    The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap
    Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT

    The Human Magnet Syndrome provides a life-changing and brilliant explanation for why patient and sacrificing codependents fall head over heels in love with beautiful and exquisitely interesting selfish and self-centered narcissists. Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn together into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by invisible forces. When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible “love force” creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. Codependents and Pathological Narcissists are similarly enveloped in a seductive dreamlike state; however, it will later unfold into a painful “seesaw” of love, pain, hope and disappointment. The soul mate of the codependent’s dreams will become the narcissist of their nightmares. Readers will better understand why they, despite their dreams for true love, find themselves hopelessly and painfully in love with partners who hurt them. The Human Magnet Syndrome guides and inspires both the layman and the professional to break pathological attraction.

  • The Divorced Child: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation

    The Divorced Child: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation
    Joseph Nowinski

    Divorce is a reality of today's family life, but clinical research has shown that it is possible to mitigate its negative effects on children. Dr. Joseph Nowinski, a family therapist with over 20 years of experience treating families, argues that there is a three-year window in which to acclimate children to the change in family life. Combining case studies with new research, Dr. Nowinski gives parents the information and the tools to work through the transition. Written in a warm and authoritative tone, Nowinski will teach parents to:· Focus on your child's new day-to-day reality· Identify early signs of trouble· Help your child through the separation process and help them develop coping skills that will remain with them through life

  • Jealousy: The Ultimate Guide To Breaking Free From Insecurities And Learning To Trust Your Partner

    Jealousy: The Ultimate Guide To Breaking Free From Insecurities And Learning To Trust Your Partner
    Mary Gottman

    Proven steps and strategies on how you can work on your personal baggage, deal with jealousy, manage your insecurities and learn to trust again.Today only, get this bestseller for a special price.Jealousy is a vicious thing. If we allow ourselves to fall into its traps of a series of negative thoughts, suspicions, anger, resentment and pity, we will lose. Jealousy is like poison. Even a little drop of it can spread to our very core and consume our entire being until it dictates the way we think, feel, behave and act towards our partners. In this book, we answer the biggest questions about this wicked emotion and how you can drive it away. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Read…What Is Jealousy?Why Do You Feel Jealous?How To Manage JealousyHow To Deal With InsecuritiesWhere Do Our Insecurities Stem From?How To Get Over Your Trust IssuesChoose To Heal Your WoundsBe TrustworthyAnd much, much more!Download your copy today!Take action today and download this book now at a special price!

  • Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime

    Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime
    Robert E. Emery Ph.D.

    A paradigm-shifting model of parenting children in two homes from an internationally recognized expert. A researcher, therapist, and mediator, Robert Emery, Ph.D., details a new approach to sharing custody with children in two homes. Huge numbers of children are affected by separation, divorce, cohabitation breakups, and childbearing outside of marriage. These children have two homes. But their parents have only one chance to protect their childhood. Building on his 2004 book The Truth About Children and Divorce and a strong evidence base, including his own research, Emery explains that a parenting plan that lasts a lifetime is one that grows and changes along with children’s—and families’—developing needs. Parents can and should work together to renegotiate schedules to best meet the changing needs of children from infancy through young adult life. Divided into chapters that address the specific needs of children as they grow up, Emery: • Introduces his Hierarchy of Children’s Needs in Divorce • Provides specific advice for successful parenting, starting with infancy and reaching into emerging adulthood • Advocates for joint custody but notes that children do not count minutes and neither should parents • Highlights that there is only one “side” for parents to take in divorce: the children’s sideHimself the father of five children, one from his first marriage, Emery brings a rare combination of personal and professional insight and guidance for every parent raising a child in two homes.

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised Edition

    Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised Edition
    Abigail Trafford

    Thoroughly 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 livesThere 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 women, Trafford offers individuals a better understanding of their own experiences and the message that they are not alone in their pain and confusion. Crazy Time is also an investment in the future—Trafford reveals the telltale signs of a marriage in crisis and discusses what determines whether a relationship will survive over time.This revised edition includes the most up-to-date research on the effects of divorce in adults' and children's lives, addresses the special challenges of becoming single again in the age of the Internet, and broadens the experience of divorce to include the breakup of all committed relationships. For anyone who has divorced, or is considering taking that step, Crazy Time offers a sense of hope and confidence that this transition is not only an ending but can also be a valuable beginning.

  • I Do Again: How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage--and You Can Too

    I Do Again: How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage–and You Can Too
    Cheryl Scruggs

    An attractive young couple, Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs seemed to have it all: professional success, adorable twin daughters, and a good marriage. But their picture-perfect image concealed a widening chasm between two people unable to connect on an intimate, soul-deep level. Ten disappointing years of marriage. Seven painful years of divorce. One remarkable, true-life story of a love rescued by God.After years of frustration, Cheryl’s longing for emotional fulfillment led to an affair and, finally, a divorce that left Jeff utterly devastated and seething with anger. Yet, incredibly, seven years later, Jeff and Cheryl once again stood at the altar, promising to “love, honor, and cherish” one another. A new and vibrant love had risen out of the ashes of this family’s pain.I Do Again reveals the hidden secrets that slowly destroyed this marriage and the spiritual awakening that opened the way to healing. A riveting account of the power of prayer and redemption, this remarkable book offers renewed hope for even the most troubled marriages–and reveals why the rewards of restoration are well worth the wait.

  • Conquering the Custody and Visitation Case

    Conquering the Custody and Visitation Case
    Ray Brooks

    You can help yourself and help your attorney by knowing the best way to prepare and the best way to present the evidence in your Custody And Visitation case. Every judge has a list of things that they must evaluate before they can make a decision in the custody case. If you know what those things are and how you should present them you have the advantage. Preparation is everything, and you will be the one who is prepared if you read these pages and follow these tips. Everything from how to put together a “parenting plan” to how to act and things to say to a “custody evaluator” are included.

  • Ignore The Guy, Get The Guy - The Art of No Contact A Woman’s Survival Guide To: Mastering a Break-up and Taking Back Her Power

    Ignore The Guy, Get The Guy – The Art of No Contact A Woman’s Survival Guide To: Mastering a Break-up and Taking Back Her Power
    Leslie Braswell

    This book is for all of you beautiful women (yes, that means you) who are overwhelmed by a breakup. This is your survival guide, breakup bible, and how to guide that will get through the weeks or months following a breakup with your pride and dignity intact. Every woman can reverse a breakup. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are if you play your cards right from the beginning and learn how to shift the power back in your favor after a breakup. Women can learn how to obtain the relationships they want by earning the love and respect from any man they choose and have the time of their lives in the process.In this book, you'll learn…- Why silence is golden…- What a man secretly expects after a breakup…- Why a strong woman steals the show…- How to prevent a man from losing interest…- Why women lose the battle of the breakup…- How to make him miss you…- How to handle your emotions…- How he broke up and what it says about him…- How to handle a breakup through Facebook and Twitter…- How to SKYROCKET your self-confidence…- What the biggest attraction killer is…- How to be on Mr. Ex's Mind…- What you should do to get him back …- Fatal mistakes you might be making without knowing it…If you have ever let yourself fall to pieces, cried, begged or pleaded for a man to take you back after a breakup, or if you have ever sought closure, you have never learned the art or the power of No Contact. You'll learn how to keep yourself in check to get your love life back where it needs to be. A must read for every woman.Favorite ReviewsTHE CURE FOR CLINGERSComing from a former self-proclaimed stage 5 clinger. This book actually CHANGED me. It was the slap in the face I needed to just STOP AND PUT THE PHONE DOWN. I had no sense of dignity when he broke up with me. I was only worried about satisfying my need to communicate with him, and completely forgot how HE viewed my actions. How he was judging my desperation. If you've lost common sense over someone and don't know how to step back, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.EMPOWERINGAfter reading this book, I instantly felt empowered. Why should I be crying over my ex or praying he will reconcile? He's lucky I even dated him in the first place. This book pointed out so many of his flaws. I don't even want him back now. On to a real man, please!AWESOME ADVICEThis book sucked me in and made me realize I did everything wrong! Everything! I begged I pleaded, I cried, I texted and texted about how I felt. The whole time he sat back and relaxed and ignored me or gave me a two-word response. Not anymore. After reading this book and looking back, I'm not even sure I want him back in my life now! That is how good this book is. I had standards before him, and now I have standards again! Going to read it over and over to remind myself of who I am and that I deserve someone that wants me, not wants me to belittle myself. Definitely a great read for those sitting and crying!

  • Divorce in Michigan: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect

    Divorce in Michigan: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect
    John F. Schaefer, Esq.

    Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Michigan, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as What is the mediation process in Michigan and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody? How are bills divided and paid during the divorce? How much will a divorce cost? and Will a spouse have to pay some or all attorney fees? Structured in a question-and-answer format, this divorce handbook provides clear and concise responses to help build confidence and give the peace of mind needed to meet the challenges of a divorce proceeding.

  • One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart

    One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart
    Gary Chapman

    When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has destroyed your trust, there is still hope. If you feel like your marriage is near the breaking point, or even if you've already separated, Gary Chapman will show you how you can give your marriage one more try.One More Try will help you . . .Take the next step when blindsided in marriage;Discover healthy ways to manage frustration and anger;Effectively deal with loneliness;Renew hope and trust in your spouse; andRebuild your marriage from the ground up.Distress or even separation do not necessarily mean divorce is imminent. Matter of fact, it’s possible that these may even lead to a restored, enriched, growing marriage. The outcome of this challenging time is determined solely by the individuals involved. If you’re willing to make the most of that process, then begin the journey with confidence as Gary walks you step-by-step towards healing and hope.*The content of this book has been significantly revised and updated from its previous title Hope for the Separated.*

  • How to Catch a Cheating Spouse & Survive Infidelity: Proven Strategies to Uncover the Truth & Steps to Recover from an Affair

    How to Catch a Cheating Spouse & Survive Infidelity: Proven Strategies to Uncover the Truth & Steps to Recover from an Affair
    Kristine C. James

    Do you feel that your spouse or partner is cheating on you?Does he/she begin to act differently at home? Are you noticing your partner starts spending more time at work for no obvious reason? Is he/she suddenly having regular overnight business trips? Strange items on credit card or phone bills that your partner can't explain? No longer having intimacy or even sex drive like he used to?I myself know the sting of a cheating spouse. I had been with my first husband for over 6 years and I thought I knew him better than anyone. But it turned out I was more deceived than most of the people around him. But discovering infidelity is more than just a gut instinct – it is also a willingness to face the truth; a truth that can shatter everything you hold to be true. That alone can be a dark and fearful thing and requires a bravery you may not even know you have.And what do you do if your partner is cheating on you? Do you stay or leave? How do you handle the emotional stress?Fortunately for me, I have gone from the shock of discovering my ex-husband's cheating to full recovery from this nightmare to finding love and being happily married again. I am here to share my experience and everything I have learned throughout my journey. I have helped my friends with this knowledge and I know I can help you too.In "How to Catch a Cheating Spouse & Survive Infidelity", you will discover all the answers you need to uncover the truth and get through the heartbreak. Here's what you'll learn in this book: – Understand the tell tale signs of infidelity… – 3 little known, yet simple ways to know for sure if he/she is cheating… – Secrets from experts that few people ever know about… – 3 proven steps to understanding how to interpret the evidence… – 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to housing finches in an aviary… – WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to confronting a cheating partner… – You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to handle negative emotions… – 6 time tested and proven strategies for dealing with betrayal… – When to seek professional help when it comes to letting out your emotions… – 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for letting out your anger… – A pennies on the dollar approach to seeking help… – How often to investigate a cheater on your own… – How to create a support group… – The once famous but forgotten secret that instantly allows you to move on with your life after it is shattered by a cheating spouse… – And much more…

  • The Good Divorce: How to Walk Away Financially Sound and Emotionally Happy

    The Good Divorce: How to Walk Away Financially Sound and Emotionally Happy
    Raoul Felder

    Raoul Felder, a take-no-prisoners divorce attorney, draws from his experience to show readers how to avoid an acrimonious divorce and move on with life There is nothing better than a good marriage. But when a marriage goes bad, there is no better option than divorce to give men and women a chance to start over. Handled wisely, divorce can be a beginning, not an end. It is the doorway to a new life free of hurt, anger, and resentment. Felder and Victor cover each phase of divorce, from knowing when to call it quits, to choosing a lawyer, to the final decree. They explore prenuptial contracts, mediation, alimony, child custody, same-sex marriage, and life after divorce. They also share some of the most important facts one should know such as: • The first offer a woman gets when divorce negotiations begin is usually the best. • In all divorces, income rather than assets determine who pays what to whom. • Divorce is about compromise. Divorce court is not a boxing ring. After years of watching how divorce can go tragically wrong, Felder uses his expert knowledge, including case histories from his list of celebrity clients, to suggest how to make divorce more fair, civilized, and painless.

  • Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex: A Hands-on, Practical Guide to Communicating with a Difficult Ex-Spouse, Edition 2

    Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex: A Hands-on, Practical Guide to Communicating with a Difficult Ex-Spouse, Edition 2
    Julie A. Ross, M.A.

    From parenting expert Julie A. Ross and writer Judy Corcoran comes the fully revised Joint Custody with a Jerk, the highly praised guide to co-parenting with an uncooperative ex-spouse, now updated to provide real solutions to tough family issues. It's a fact that parenting is hard enough in a family where two parents love and respect each other… After divorce, when the respect has diminished and the love has often turned to intense dislike, co-parenting can be nearly impossible, driving one or both parents to the brink of insanity. Joint Custody with a Jerk offers many proven communication techniques that help you deal with your difficult ex-husband or ex-wife. By outlining common problems and teaching tools to examine your own role in these sticky situations, this book conveys strategies for effective mediation that are easy to apply, sensible, timely and innovative. This revised edition of a bestselling classic sheds light on how today's digital forms of communication can both hurt and help in custody conflicts, and offers updated information throughout that brings age-old issues into the present day.

  • Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle

    Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle
    Tim Muehlhoff

    Is your marriage under attack? Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you're facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it? Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God. In our marital challenges, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities that try to separate us from God and each other. But fear not. Learn to stand firm in Christ and trust in the Lord to deliver us from evil.

  • How to Fix a Broken Heart

    How to Fix a Broken Heart
    Guy Winch

    Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted.Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet while we wouldn’t expect someone to return to daily activities immediately after suffering a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function normally in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. Now psychologist Guy Winch imagines how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotion—if only we can understand how heartbreak works, we can begin to fix it. Through compelling research and new scientific studies, Winch reveals how and why heartbreak impacts our brain and our behavior in dramatic and unexpected ways, regardless of our age. Emotional pain lowers our ability to reason, to think creatively, to problem solve, and to function at our best. In How to Fix a Broken Heart he focuses on two types of emotional pain—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet. These experiences are both accompanied by severe grief responses, yet they are not deemed as important as, for example, a formal divorce or the loss of a close relative. As a result, we are often deprived of the recognition, support, and compassion afforded to those whose heartbreak is considered more significant. Our heart might be broken, but we do not have to break with it. Winch reveals that recovering from heartbreak always starts with a decision, a determination to move on when our mind is fighting to keep us stuck. We can take control of our lives and our minds and put ourselves on the path to healing. Winch offers a toolkit on how to handle and cope with a broken heart and how to, eventually, move on.

  • Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After

    Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After
    Katherine Woodward Thomas

    And Then They Lived Happily… We enter our romantic relationships with great love, hope, and excitement–we've found the 'one', so we plan and forge our futures together. But sometimes, for many different reasons, relationships come undone; they don't work out. Commonly, we view this as a personal failure, rather than an opportunity. And instead of honoring what we once meant to each other, we hoard bitterness and anger, stewing in shame and resentment. Sometimes even lashing out in destructive and hurtful ways, despite the fact that we’re good people at heart. That's natural: we're almost biologically primed to respond this way. Yet there is another path to the end of a relationship–one filled with mutual respect, kindness, and deep caring. Katherine Woodward Thomas's groundbreaking method, Conscious Uncoupling, provides the valuable skills and tools for you to travel this challenging terrain with these five thoughtful and thought-provoking steps: Step 1: Find Emotional FreedomStep 2: Reclaim Your Power and Your LifeStep 3: Break the Pattern, Heal Your HeartStep 4: Become a Love AlchemistStep 5: Create Your Happy Even After Life This paradigm-shifting guide will steer you away from a bitter end and toward a new life that’s empowered and flourishing.

  • Over 200 Proven Ways and Places to Pick up Girls by an Average-Looking Guy: Over 100 Women Interviewed Tell How They Can Be Picked Up

    Over 200 Proven Ways and Places to Pick up Girls by an Average-Looking Guy: Over 100 Women Interviewed Tell How They Can Be Picked Up
    Steve Pell

    What makes this book, "Over 200 Proven Ways and Places to PICK UP GIRLS By an Average-Looking Guy," different from most other books on how to pick up women is that in addition to giving advice and information you will need to successfully go about picking up women, and having success with them after, it also gives over 200 actual, proven ways and places to pick up women and goes into great detail doing so. This book is divided into TWO PARTS. PART ONE: Getting You Ready For Part Two, will give you just about all the advice, and information you will need to successfully go about picking up women, and having success with them after in EVERY WAY! (see FREE PREVIEW of book) PART TWO: Ways and Places to Pick Up Girls, will give you over 200 proven ways and places to pick up women, most of which you never thought of in your wildest dreams. There are many ideas which are daring and different in every way that will require some nerve and imagination. There are also many ideas that will be easy for any man to do as they require little or no imagination- just some time and effort. (see FREE PREVIEW of book}

  • The Ex-Wives Guide to Divorce: How to Navigate Everything from Heartache and Finances to Child Custody

    The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce: How to Navigate Everything from Heartache and Finances to Child Custody
    Holiday Miller

    What can two women who married the same man tell you about divorce? Plenty! Divorce can tear up a woman’s life like a tornado going through a trailer park, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Seasoned experts on all things divorce, Holiday Miller and Valerie Shepherd developed a unique friendship after they both married and divorced the same man. They learned the hard way that when divorce is on the horizon, most women fall apart. While the husband is gathering ammunition with his high-paid attorney, the wife is rehashing what went wrong—instead of preparing herself for the battle ahead. The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce teaches women how to manage the “business of divorce” in a focused, realistic, and organized manner. Miller and Shepherd aren’t lawyers or psychologists, but they have the hard-earned wisdom of experience. They share crucial advice on how women can build a support system and maintain a tenacious spirit through the heartache and nitty-gritty negotiations over alimony, child custody, and the rest. Divorce is never pretty, but Miller and Shepherd want to make the experience as easy and painless as possible. Straightforward and honest, this essential guide equips soon-to-be ex-wives with a road map of what lies ahead, easing their fears, saving them money, and motivating them to start building new lives for themselves, sans Prince Charming.

  • The High-Conflict Custody Battle: Protect Yourself and Your Kids from a Toxic Divorce, False Accusations, and Parental Alienation

    The High-Conflict Custody Battle: Protect Yourself and Your Kids from a Toxic Divorce, False Accusations, and Parental Alienation
    Amy J. L. Baker

    Is your ex-spouse trying to gain custody of your kids? Has he or she launched a campaign to make you look like a bad parent, both in the eyes of your children and the law? You aren’t alone. Unfortunately, high-conflict custody battles are all-too-common in today’s world. So how can you arm yourself with the mental and legal resources needed to survive this difficult time and keep your kids safe?In The High-Conflict Custody Battle, a team of legal and psychology experts present a practical guidebook for people like you who are engaged in a high-conflict custody battle. If you are dealing with an overtly hostile, inflammatory, deceitful, or manipulative ex-spouse, you will learn how to find and work with an attorney and prepare for a custody evaluation. The book also provides helpful tips you can use to defend yourself against false accusations, and gives a realistic portrayal of what to expect during a legal fight.Going through a divorce is hard, but going through a custody battle can feel like war. Don’t go in unprepared. With this book as your guide, you will be able to navigate this difficult process and learn powerful skills that will help you maintain a healthy relationship with your kids, fight unfair accusations, and uphold your rights as a parent.

  • Divorce Care: Hope, Help, and Healing During and After Your Divorce

    Divorce Care: Hope, Help, and Healing During and After Your Divorce
    Steve Grissom

    There is joy, strength, and healing available to you in the midst of separation or divorce. Things may look bleak right now. Your world is a mix of shock, anger, hurt, and hopelessness. Many of the people around you don't understand the depth of your pain or the complexity of the challenges you face. You feel rejected, betrayed, and exhausted. You wonder if the pain will ever end. But recovery from separation and divorce is possible. In this 365-day devotional, you will meet men and women who have come through the darkness of separation and divorce and who now walk in the bright hope of God's love and healing. You will be encouraged and inspired by some of today's most respected and well-known Christian leaders and psychologists, including Kay Arthur, Dr. Tim Clinton, H. Norman Wright, and Dr. Tony Evans. The daily readings and heartfelt prayers in DivorceCare affirm God's love for you. You'll discover that the divorce process can be a powerful catalyst for good in your life, transforming deep loss into meaningful growth with God."DivorceCare is the finest material . . . it will provide help, hope, and healing for your life and family." — Dr. Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLifeTM "DivorceCare is a wonderful combination of wise advice and assurances that God still loves you." — Dr. Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) "This devotional encourages, inspires, and brings hope to healing hearts. Daily you will be reminded that you are loved, cared for, and can face life with a renewed confidence that comes only from God." — Dr. Linda Mintle, Author of Divorce Proofing Your Marriage and Breaking Free from Anger and Unforgiveness

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving after Divorce

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery: 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving after Divorce
    Jack Canfield

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery is wonderfully uplifting and filled with stories from men and women who have successfully navigated the divorce and recovery process. A great source of support for divorced and divorcing men and women.Filled with heartfelt, personal stories, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery provides support, inspiration, and humor on all the phases of divorce, including the initial shock of the decision, the logistics of living through it, self-discovery, and the new world of dating and even remarriage. Readers going through a divorce will find this book a great source of emotional support and a guide as they go through the process.

  • A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

    A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal
    Jen Waite

    A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir.“Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful WorldOne night. One email. Two realities…Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter.After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.

  • The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive

    The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive
    Robert E. Emery Ph.D.

    Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents a new road map to divorce. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions and the way we handle them shape how we divorce—and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic—divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children’s resilience. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains:• Why it is so hard to really make divorce work• How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating• Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks• Why parental love—and limit setting—can be the best “therapy” for kids• How to talk to children, create workable parenting schedules, and more

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist
    Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D.

    Narcissism is a modern epidemic, and it’s spreading rapidly. But how do you know if you are in a relationship with one—and, what can you do about it? We live in a world of romance and rescue, where many believe love will conquer all, and that the more we endure unacceptable behavior, the more likely that we can “fix” our relationships. It doesn’t always work that way—despite what the fairy tales tell us. There are a few hard facts about pathological narcissism that most people don’t know and most psychologists will never tell you. Should I Stay or Should I Go? uses checklists, clinical wisdom, and real stories from real people to prepare you for the real terrain of pathological narcissism. It raises the red flags to watch for and provides a realistic roadmap for difficult situations to help you reclaim yourself, find healing, and live an authentic and empowered life. Whether you stay. Or go.

  • Stepfamilies: Love, Marriage, and Parenting in the First Decade

    Stepfamilies: Love, Marriage, and Parenting in the First Decade
    James H. Bray

    Based on a landmark longitudinal study, the nation's leading expert on stepfamilies reveals his breakthrough findings and offers the first detailed guide to easing the conflicts of stepfamily life and healing the scars of divorce.There are more than twenty million stepfamilies in America. For most of them, the simple, daily issues that challenge every family are even more anxiety-provoking. After conducting a comprehensive nine-year-long study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. James H. Bray has written an invaluable book that explains why over half of all stepfamilies fail and reveals the strategies that help the others succeed.A stepfamily is assaulted on all sides by difficult and often divisive questions. How much control should a stepparent have over a stepchild? How much authority should a nonresidential parent exert over a child? How should a difficult former spouse be handled? How does an "ours" baby change the emotional dynamic in a stepfamily? Why is there a lack of "honeymoon effect" during the first years of stepfamily life?The purpose of Stepfamilies is to answer all the important questions of stepfamily life–to fill in the knowledge gaps that undermine so many stepfamilies today and, crucially, to learn the effect of stepfamily life on children. Based on one of the largest and longest studies of stepfamily life ever conducted, Stepfamilies interweaves the stories of real families to illustrate such study findings as how:a stepfamily has its own natural life cyclea stepfamily takes several years to develop into a family unita stepfamily is at greatest risk during the first two yearsa stepfamily ultimately coalesces into one of three formsa stepfamily must solve four basic tasks in order to succeeda stepfamily can help heal the scars of divorceFilled with emotional, gripping stories, Bray's findings pinpoint the three major transitions in stepfamily life and identify the riskiest issues that can throw a family into crisis. Bray is the first to identify the several distinct forms that stepfamilies take and to explore which types of stepfamilies are more vulnerable than others and why. He also describes the natural life cycle of stepfamilies and basic tasks all stepfamilies must undertake to succeed. With a wealth of insight into the positive effects of remarriage, Bray shows how a loving, well-functioning stepfamily can lessen the trauma of divorce and restore a child's and family's sense of security.Most stepparents remarry with the highest hopes and new resolutions for a better life. Never before have their unique needs been addressed in depth. Through insightful case studies and practical advice, Stepfamilies reveals how a strong, stable stepfamily is as capable as a nuclear family of nurturing healthy development, of imbuing values, of setting limits and boundaries, and of providing a structure in which rules for living a moral and productive life are transmitted, tested, rebelled against, and ultimately affirmed. Bray's positive message and fascinating findings–many of which defy intuition–will put stepfamilies on the road to lifelong harmony.

  • The Break-Up Survival Guide

    The Break-Up Survival Guide
    Staffard Byse

    It is time to let go when your partner wants to end the relationship with you, and he/she insists on never coming back to you again. It is pointless to go after your soon to be ex – after all, if you love him/her, you would wish him/her happiness, right? Get all the info you need here.Let Us Know What You Think!