Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce (Google eBook)

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New Harbinger Publications, Aug 1, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 200 pages
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It's no secret that divorce is one of life's most stressful experiences. While this transition may be painful, it can also awaken you to new possibilities and help you discover who you are and what you really want in life.

Stronger Day by Day helps you get started on that new path by offering five-minute reflections, affirmations, and short journal exercises you can use each day to stay hopeful and emotionally centered as you move through this difficult time and eventually emerge with renewed confidence and strength.

  

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Contents

THE ENEMY INSIDE
93
DIVORCE THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES
96
THE VULNERABILITY OF INTIMACY
101
FEAR AND AMBIVALENCE
104
THE ART OF BEING ASSERTIVE
107
PRIORITIES
110
GETTING QUIET
113
PERCEPTION
116

DENIAL
24
ANGER
26
BARGAINING
29
DEPRESSION
32
ACCEPTANCE
35
ROLLERCOASTER RIDE
38
EMBRACING PAIN
40
COURAGE
43
CHARACTER
46
A BETTER DIVORCE
49
YOUR OWN PACE
52
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK
55
CHALLENGES AND GIFTS
58
SHOWING UP
61
MAKING PROMISES
64
NOTHING EXTRA
67
IF ONLY
70
WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK?
73
DEEP PAIN
75
TEARS
78
EXPECTATIONS
81
PATIENCE
84
DISPOSITION
87
LIMITED VISIBILITY
90
RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
118
TRUE FRIENDS
121
BEING STRETCHED
124
DARK DAYS
127
SECURITY
130
PLANTING SEEDS
133
AN UNRESOLVED HEART
136
BUILDING COMMUNITY
138
FEELING HATRED
141
PERSPECTIVE
144
YOU ARE LOVED
147
THE NEW NORMAL
150
SOLUTIONS AND PROBLEMS
153
LETTING GO of your storyin order to heal
156
TRY SOMETHING NEW
159
YOUR LIFE AFTER DIVORCE
162
FAITH
165
BECOMING MORE CONSCIOUS
168
MOVING THROUGH YOUR ANGER
171
SETTING GOALS
175
LIFE AS IT IS NOT AS YOU WOULD HAVE IT BE
179
BLESSING YOUR SPOUSE
183
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About the author (2010)

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, is founder and executive director of the Transition Institute of Marin in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, an agency that provides coaching, therapy, and workshops to people who are at some stage of marital dissolution. She also works with couples and adolescents. Gadoua's first book, Contemplating Divorce, appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list.

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