Books for Navigating your Legal and Psychological Divorce

Anderson, Susan.  The Journey From Abandonment to Healing: Surviving and Recovering From the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love.  2014

Briles, Judith , Schilling, Edwin, & Wilson, Carol Ann. The Dollars and Sense of Divorce. 1998

Call, Carolyne. Spiritually Healthy Divorce: Navigating Disruption With Insight and Hope. 2010 (Call, an ordained minister, includes a structure for group sessions that can be used by faith-based groups.)

Cohen, Gabriel. Storms Can’t Hurt The Sky: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce. 2008

Colgrove, Melba, Bloomfield, Harold & McWilliams, Peter. How To Survive The Loss of A Love. 1993

Coil, Jill.  No One Dies from Divorce:  How to Survive and Thrive When Your Marriage Ends.  2021

de Ley, Gerd. Divorce, Get Over It! 2006 (humorous quotes)

Dempsey-Multack, Michelle.  Moms Moving On:  Real-Life Advice on Conquering Divorce, Co-Parenting Through Conflict, and Becoming Your Best Self.  (2022)

Doskow, Emily. Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce. 2008

Elliott, Susan. Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You. 2009

Engel, Margorie. Divorce Help Sourcebook. 1994

Engel, Margorie. The Divorce Decisions Workbook: A Planning And Action Guide To The Practical Side Of Divorce. 1991

Fisher, Bruce. Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends. 3rd Edition, 2005

Fisher, Bruce. Rebuilding Workbook: When Your Relationship Ends. 2001

Ford, Debbie. Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life. 2001 & 2006 (Ford, a leader in self-help circles, uses tenets from Jungian psychology, 12-step programs, and A Course in Miracles.)

Foster, Elaine and Joseph.  I Wish I Knew This Before My Divorce:  Ending the Battle Between Holding On and Letting Go.  2017

Gadoua, Susan Pease. Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go. 2008

Gold, Lois. The Healthy Divorce: Keys To Ending Your Marriage While Preserving Your Emotional Well-Being. 2009 (Gold, a social worker and a past president of the National Academy of Family Mediators, mediates in Portland, OR.)

Hay, Louise and Kessler, David.  You Can Heal Your Heart:  Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death.  (2015)

Hudson, Pat. You Can Get Over Divorce: The Seven-step Program to Speed Your Healing So That You Can Get On With The Rest of Your Life. 1998 (Hudson, a psychologist, uses stories to illustrate the seven steps of her program for moving from pain to restoration and getting over divorce.)

Jong, Erica. Megan’s Book of Divorce: A Kid’s Book for Adults. 1985

Kahn, Sandra. Leaving Him Behind: Cutting The Cord and Breaking Free After The Marriage Ends. 1990

Kingma, Daphne Rose. Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How To Live Through The Ending Of Yours. 2000

Kirshenbaum, Mira. Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship. 1997

Kniskern, Joseph & Grissom, Steve. When The Vow Breaks: A Survival and Recovery Guide for Christians Facing Divorce. 2007

Krantzler, Mel. Creative Divorce: A New Opportunity For Personal Growth. 2002

Krantzler, Melvin & Belli, Mel. Divorcing. 1992 (Co-authored by a well-known therapist and a celebrity attorney.)

Lowrance, Michele. The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions Into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life. 2009

Manfred, Erica. He’s History, You’re Not : Surviving Divorce After 40. 2009.

Margulies, Sam. Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce. 2001

McWade, Micki. Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery. 1999

Napolitano, Don. Divorce: Why Me? Why Not! 2010

Oberlin, Loriann.  Surviving Separation and Divorce: A Woman’s Guide to Regaining control, Building strength and confidence, and Securing a financial future. 2ndEdition, 2005

Palmer, Raiford.  I Just Want This Done:  How Smart, Successful People Get Divorced Without Losing Their Kids, Money, and Minds.  2021

Purdy, Deb.  Something Gained:  7 Shifts to Be Stronger, Smarter, and Happier After Divorce.  2017

Rooks, Linda. Broken Heart On Hold: Surviving Separation. 2006 (Christian)

Scorzafava, Tracy. Divorce 101: A Woman’s Guide To Divorce. 2004

Sember, Brette McWhorter. The Complete Divorce Organizer and Planner. 2019

Sharvit, Ethan. Survival and Beyond: A Man’s Guide to Divorce. 2008

Shenkman, Martin & Hamilton, Michael. Divorce Rules For Men: A Man to Man Guide for Managing Your Split and Saving Thousands. 2000

Smith, Gayle Rosenwald. Divorce and Money: Everything You Need To Know. 2004

Smoke, Jim. Growing Through Divorce. 2007 (Christian)

Snyder, Baucom, & Gordon. Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On – Together or Apart. 2007.

Stoner, Katherine. Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. 2009

Swallow, Wendy. Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce. 2002

Temlock, Marsha. Your Child’s Divorce: What To Expect, What You Can Do. 2006 (A book for parent’s whose adult children are undergoing divorce.)

Thomas, Katherine Woodward.  Conscious Uncoupling:  5 Steps to Living Happily Even After:  How to Break-up in a Whole New Way.  2016

Trafford, Abigail. Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building A New Life. 3rd Edition 2014

Ventura, John & Reed, Mary. Divorce For Dummies. 2009

Webb, Stuart & Ousky, Ronald. The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids – Without Going to Court. 2007

Weintraub, Pamela & Hillman, Terry. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Surviving Divorce. 3rd Edition, 2005.

West, Kari. When He Leaves: Help and Hope For Hurting Wives. 2005

Wild, Russell & Susan E. The Unofficial Guide To Getting A Divorce. 2nd Edition, 2005

Woodhouse, Violet. Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce. 2011