22 Books Everyone Should Read During Divorce


Continued from last edition


Last edition we featured the first 10 of the 22 books. Here we are with remaining 12.

No divorce comes easy to the principal parties. Nevertheless, there are things that can make the phase or period less traumatic. This wonderful collection from Huffpost Divorce bloggers will surely help.

Each book comes with a line or two from the blogger recommending it.

So here we go…pick up your book(s) and let life go on.


Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

By Mira Kirschenbaum

 “This book alone was a lifesaver for me in deciding what to do as I struggled at the end of my marriage. As women, I think we often try to convince ourselves that things aren’t as bad as they seem or that we know we need to ‘fix’ the state of our marriage but we aren’t sure where to start. This book helped pull me out of the grey area and examine what was working in my marriage and what was not. It felt like a relief to approach my emotions with a little bit of logic. And ultimately, it helped propel me to action.” -Nicole Jankowski

Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce

By Stacy Morrison

“This memoir is hilarious but most importantly, it reminded me that I would be OK.” -Lindsey Jones

Eat, Pray Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert

“It’s the best possible book to read. It’s about ruin and heartache, being true to your authentic self and transformation and love. Everyone should read Liz Gilbert, but especially those in the middle of a major heartache. She’s brilliant.” -Kasey Ferris

Stop Walking On Eggshells

By Paul T. Mason, MS and Randi Kreger

“You learn you can’t fix crazy. And that it’s OK to leave chaos.” -John Robert Williams

The Art of Happiness In A Troubled World

By the Dalai Lama

“Through this book, the Dalai Lama taught me that I had to learn happiness (or contentness) resided within me all along, whether I was married or single or divorced.” -Shelley Wetton

Transformational Divorce: Discover Yourself, Reclaim Your Dreams, and Embrace Life’s Unlimited Possibilities

By Karen Kahn Wilson

“Written by a divorce coach and therapist, this book changed my perspective on my experience so that I could focus on where to go from here. After being in a marriage where I was always trying to change to accommodate my partner’s wishes, divorce was a wake-up call to reconnect with the woman I was before marriage. The reflections, advice and activities in this book helped me clarify the new life I was rebuilding.” -Beth Cone Kramer

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity

By Julia Cameron

“There’s an exercise to write three pages every day in this book. On my worst days, it forced me out of bed when I wanted to hide from the world. I dumped my fears and hopes into a journal and that freed me. I faced the rest of the day with self-confidence and a belief that I would not just survive, but thrive.” -Katherine Forsythe


Co-Parenting Works!: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce

By Tammy Daughtry

“This self-help book has such a positive outlook and vibe to it. It addresses different issues that come up during co-parenting but frames them in a way that motivates the reader to take a step back and deal with those issues in a more productive and positive manner.” -Leah Porritt


When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

By Pema Chodron

“Pema Chodron became a Buddhist after her husband told her he had been having an affair and wanted a divorce. She couldn’t find anything that helped her heal but then she found her way through studying Buddhism. I love her writing — she is both funny and profound — and this is the book of hers to pick up if you’re dealing with any kind of major life change.Thanks to her writing, I began my (imperfect) meditation practice years ago.” -Robin Amos Kahn

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart

By Constance Ahrons

 “It’s a bit on the ‘case-study’ side but this had a wealth of information on creating a positive post-divorce relationship with children involved.” -Terri Shook

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

By Jenny Lawson

 “This memoir has NOTHING to do with divorce or co-parenting…which is exactly why it was so helpful. Humor is an important aspect of dealing with difficult situations. Laughing keeps you sane. I literally laughed out loud reading this book — just trust me, you’ve gotta read it.” -Leah Porritt

Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways To Live To Be 100

By Maoshing Ni

    “Reading this during my divorce was empowering, inspiring and made me focus on my well-being instead of what I was not able to control in my life.” -Tamsen Fadal


Adapted from http://www.huffingtonpost.com

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