Mom's House, Dad's House

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 18, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
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Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children.

The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes.

This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including:

* The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes
* Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice
* Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements
* Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife
* Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage)
* Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone

With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.
 

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This is my favorite book for divorcing parents, and it inspired the name of my blog, Dad's House. Read my review: http://dadshouseblog.com/2008/07/29/g... Read full review

Contents

Dispelling Destructive Myths
16
The Map
27
How Words Help or Hurt
38
Increasing Your Resources
46
The Wounding
59
How to Relate to
76
The Parents Business Relationship
83
Guidelines for Your Move Away from Intimacy
89
Setting Help to Stay Out of Court
233
Part 4
253
Opening Your Family to Others
269
How to Feel Close When
280
Things to Consider
296
Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs
308
Your Place in the Community
322
For Professionals
329

Standards
94
How to Make Them Homes
113
Giving Them Security and Continuity
133
THE LEGAL BUSINESS IS YOUR BUSINESS
157
The Basic Elements 153
184
Working Out
219
Further Reading
343
Attorneys
349
Private Contracts
356
Finding a Mediator
362
Index
369
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Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., whose breakthrough work resulted in Mom's House, Dad's House, is an internationally renowned family expert, lecturer, award-winning mediator, and licensed family therapist who divides her time between consulting for family courts and working directly with families. She is the Director of the New Family Center in northern California.

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