Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, A Hands on, practical guide to coping with custody issues that arise with an uncooperative ex-spouse

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 15, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
Parenting is difficult enough in a family where the two parents love and respect each other. In divorce, where the respect has diminished and the love has often turned into intense dislike, co-parenting cane drive on or both parents to the brink of insanity. Joint Custody with a Jerk offers many proven communication techniques that will help you deal with your difficult ex-husband or ex-wife by describing examples of common problems and teaching you to examine your role in these sticky situations. These strategies for effective mediation are easy to apply, down-to-earth, and innovative.

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User Review  - HippieLunatic - LibraryThing

This is a book filled with the unspoken: Remember that you, too, are sometimes seen as a jerk. Don't get me wrong, this is a mandatory lesson for any newly divorced parent to realize; just don't be ... Read full review

offers good advice

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This book is a mustread for those with shared parenting even if they get along well. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Julie A Ross, M.A., is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. She is the author of "How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years, Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Raising Elementary Aged Children, " and "Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come with Your Child". She leads parenting workshops nationwide, and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son.

Judy Corcoran is a freelance writer and marketing copywriter at She is the author of three books, including "The Concise Guide to Magazine Marketing: Tips, Tools and Best Practices". She is a single parent and both she and her daughter live in New York City.

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