Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours

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Conari Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
On Divorce, the Break Up, and a Broken Heart

Originally published in 1987, and continuously in print since then, Coming Apart has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of readers experiencing painful breakups. Whether going through a divorce, separation, or break up, bestselling author, Daphne Rose Kingma, offers the tools and validation needed to move forward.

Bad breakups and stressful situations. Love is great; a broken heart, not so much. Usually accompanied by insomnia, loss of appetite, and depression, the end of a relationship is a hard time for anyone. Getting over a break up requires grit and understanding. This breakup first aid kit helps you get through heartbreak without falling apart and with your self-esteem intact.

Uncoupling and understanding. While only time can heal wounds, understanding what transpired in each of our relationships is what allows us to finally let go and move on. With a refreshing perspective on relationships, Coming Apart helps us understand that all relationships come with lessons to be learned. So, rather than obsess over your ex, explore the critical facets of relationship breakdowns:

  • Why we choose who we choose
  • What relationships are really about
  • The life span of love
  • How to get through the end
  • A personal workbook to process and move forward

With a foreword by the author of Conscious Uncoupling, Katherine Woodward Thomas, this new edition is sure to impress fans of, How to Survive the Loss of a Love, Getting Past Your Breakup, The Breakup Bible, Uncoupling, and other divorce books for women.

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My 3 year relationship ended about 4 months ago - I was a little heart broken to say the least. I needed some guidance on how to come away from it intact, because there were different ways I could go: I could learn and grow from the experience, or I could become bitter and resentful to her and towards woman in general. Reading this book has helped me to learn and grow from the experience. I'm a psychology student looking at Family and Marriage Counseling and this book offers a new, unique, and insightful message. Great for you and friends looking for tips on how to live through the ending of a relationship - this book is great. 

About the author (2000)

Daphne Rose Kingma has appeared as a relationship expert on Oprah and Sally Jesse Raphael. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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