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Healthy Divorce: For Parents and Children--An Original, Clinically Proven Program for Working Through the Fourteen Stages of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage

Healthy Divorce: For Parents and Children--An Original, Clinically Proven Program for Working Through the Fourteen Stages of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage

Craig Everett, Sandra Volgy Everett

ISBN: 978-0-787-94381-3

Aug 1998, Jossey-Bass

208 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$30.00

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Solutions for negotiating one of life's most difficult events

Healthy Divorce is a very valuable book, containing practical answers to difficult questions.
--Dan Kiley, author of The Peter Pan Syndrome and The WAndy Dilemma

The authors have devoted their careers to counseling divorcing families. In this encouraging book, they outline the fourteen stages of divorces and offer families practical advice and solutions for negotiating one of life's most difficult events. With sensitivity and sensibility they explain how to recognize the different stages of the divorce; what to expect during each phase; and how to deal with the predictable patterns of the divorce process.

Healthy Divorce explores ways of confronting such tough issues as how to tell your children you're getting a divorce; how to plan a separation; and how to cope with your feelings of anger, grief, and abandonment. The authors offer practical advice on using mediation as an alternative to the adversarial court battle; co-parenting to maintain stability for the children after the divorce; and organizing and structuring a happy blAnded family.
Understanding the Divorce Experience.

Early Warning Signs.

The Process of Separating.

The Decision to Divorce.

Ending the Dance: The Decisions You Must Make in the Divorce.

Divorce: Collaboration or Gunfight.

Co-Parenting After Divorce: A Cold War or a New Begining.

Starting a New Life: When Remarriage Occurs.

Living in a BlAnded Family Network.

Epilogue.

Questions and Answers About Health Divorce.
"A wise and practical guidebook for divorcing parents. There is something useful here for any point in the process. Divorcing parents who take this book seriously will inevitably protect themselves from much grief." (Richard A. Gardner, clinical professor of child psychiatry, Columbia University, and author of The Boys' and Girls' Book About Divorce)

"This is a solid book written by two well-respected leaders in the field of divorce counseling and mediation. It is an excellent resource for professionals and parents alike." (Isolina Ricci, author of Mom's House, Dad's House)

"At long last, a practical, informed, and sensitive guide for parents and children navigating the painful passages of separation, divorce, and remarriage. Erasing the pain is impossible, but providing guidance through fourteen predictable stages removes the unknown and eradicates fear." (William C. Nichols, editor of Contemporary Family Therapy)

"Healthy Divorce is a very valuable book, containing practical answers to difficult questions." (Dan Kiley, author of The Peter Pan Syndrome and The WAndy Dilemma)

"A usesful resource for persons whose families are touched by the divorce process." (Journal of Family Psychotherapy)