Topic: Recommend books for healing during divorce
Member # 38372
| Posted: 8:50 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
I checked out the healing library, seems like most of the book recommendations are geared towards reconciliation.
I have made up my mind to separate and need help building a backbone to stand up to WH when he tries to hoover me back.
Me: BW (30)
Him: WH (31)
2 DDs - 4yrs & 18mo (as of May 2014)
Filed for divorce May 16, 2014
Posts: 156 | Registered: Feb 2013
Member # 42092
| Posted: 9:16 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
Getting Past Your Breakup by Susan Elliot.
Living and Loving After Betrayal by Steven Stosny.
The Breakup Bible by Rachel Sussman.
I read all of these and found them helpful. The Sussman is the fluffiest, the Stosny is the most calming, and the Elliott is the most practical, quick-and-dirty.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Posts: 4017 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NYC
Member # 42858
| Posted: 9:25 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
Getting past you breakup. Im half way through but love it so far. Practical and direct.
I never realized you could be in this much pain and not be dying.
Posts: 700 | Registered: Mar 2014
Member # 37898
| Posted: 9:45 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
I always recommend The Journey from Abandonment to Healing. It's the only one of these books that really impacted me and which I go back to again and again.
Divorced April Fool's Day 2014
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
Posts: 1585 | Registered: Dec 2012
Member # 41521
| Posted: 9:48 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
This is what I am reading and it is fantastic...
"The Language of Letting Go" by Melody Beattie
It is a daily meditation guide. It has a ton of great topics. I highly recommend it!
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ― Noam Chomsky
Posts: 679 | Registered: Dec 2013
Member # 32554
| Posted: 10:16 AM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
Getting Past Your Breakup. And do the exercises she suggests!
Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
Posts: 9458 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Member # 3703
| Posted: 1:04 PM, May 2nd (Friday), 2014|
I found Runaway Husbands to be very helpful.
D-day OW#1 2/2004; R for 6 years; D-day OW#2 5/2010
Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.
Posts: 3266 | Registered: Mar 2004 | From: NY
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