How to Have a Healthy Divorce: A Relate Guide

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Random House, Jul 6, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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The process of divorce can be an emotionally devastating experience and, on the practical side, the financial and legal strains can be a major source of stress. But approaching divorce with the right advice and support can help you turn the experience into a chance for personal growth and development, so you can look to the future with a realistic optimism.

How to Have a Healthy Divorce will help you to embrace the reality of the situation, gain more understanding of what went wrong in your marriage and help you handle the rollercoaster of emotions involved in a break up. In clear and simple steps, this practical guide will show you how to:
- Overcome actual and potential challenges
- Accept your past, present and future circumstances
- Formulate a personal action plan that includes practical points on financial and legal matters
- Build a relationship with your ex so you can communicate effectively

This is an accessible, sympathetic and uncomplicated guide to facing divorce with pragmatism and optimism, helping you to emerge from a healthy divorce with valuable lessons learnt and the tools to build a secure and fulfilling future.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Understanding What Went Wrong
19
Manage Your Emotions
37
Managing Doubt Regret and Guilt
59
Recognising Actual and Potential
75
Make the Most of Family and Friends
97
Your Action Plan
117
Deal Effectively with Money
127
Your Action Plan
143
The Art of Effective Communication
163
Set Goals for the Future
183
Hopes Dreams and Wild Ambitions
197
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Paula Hall is an Accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist, experienced in working with couples, individuals and young people and has been a Relate counsellor for over 10 years. She currently works as a Young People's Counsellor. She provides regular professional comment on divorce and separation and young people's issues to the national press, women's magazines, teenage magazines, websites, national and local radio and television and runs her own website: www.familytherapyonline.org

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