Going through a separation/divorce right now myself, I was recommended 'On Your Own Again: The Down-to-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting on with Your Life' by a friend. She said that it was well worth reading and helped her when her own engagement broke off. I took the book and planned on reading it but never expected that I would be so GLUED to the contents like I was. This is the rare kind of book that I will read multiple times for so many reasons. From the feelings of being alone again to missing your kids to financial woes to how to move on with your life, this book is a guide that should be read, appreciated, and FOLLOWED. The writing is taut and easy with no heavy psychological terms or examples. Case studies are relevant and helpful to make you feel like you aren't the only person that has gone through this before. The book is short but long enough to drive the point home. For all therapists that are working with people in this situation they should have stacks of this book to give out to patients. I have found this to be one of the most helpful books I have ever read and many parts of the book made me smile during these tough times. The only thing that is the "cure" for these kinds of things is time, but knowing there are others that can relate and understand makes the experience easier.
***** HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION
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A new edition of a bestselling self-help guide, now fully updated.
Every year, millions of North Americans experience the trauma of separation and divorce.On Your Own Againdelivers proven, practical help for surviving a shattered relationship and building a new life. Highly readable and leavened with humour, Dr. Anderson’s book is a straightforward, step-by-step guide for all readers, male or female, young or middle-aged, straight or gay, to coping with loss and speeding recovery — so that they can live happily on their own again. This updated edition contains new material on Internet dating and Web sources.