User Topic: Book suggestions for children
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Default  Posted: 7:34 PM, April 26th (Friday)


My husband was served with the divorce papers today. He is an addict as well as committed adultry with a woman who was pretty involved in our family life. Even took care of our 4 year old daughter on occasion. Does anyone have some suggetions of books (both for me and her) on divorce, addiction, alcoholism.


BS (me): 43
WH: 46
DD: 4
D Day: August 14, 2012
Married: 17 years; together 20
OW: Just a fly I want to swat away
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty" - May

Posts: 38 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Midwest
Member # 35229
Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, April 26th (Friday)

HappyRunner, Have a look in the Healing Library - there are suggestions there.

Are you in IC? Mine has given me lots of suggestions but I haven't had time to read any books lately.

I'm interested in the books for kids suggestions though.

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5619 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
million pieces
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Default  Posted: 8:43 PM, April 26th (Friday)

The best book that helped me navigate what to tell my kids was "Dinosaurs Divorce" written by the author or the PBS Arthur series. I also went through the local libraries for other kids books, several about two houses, etc. My favorite book for me to deal with things was Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. I only wish I had read it earlier in the process.

Me - 42
2 kids, 9 and 12
D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later
Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

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