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Coping with Depression and Anxiety:

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D., M.D. Burns
  • Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You, by Richard O’Connor

Relationships:

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman & Nan Silver

Grief:

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give… by Judith Viorst

Parenting:

  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla Kabat-zinn & Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian
  • Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters by Michael Gurian

Communication:

  • Effective Communication (To listen well and be heard) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Taking The War Out Of Our Words, by Sharon Ellison
  • You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, by Deborah Tannen

Getting through the emotional divorce is not easy:

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life.     By Abigail Trafford (Harper Collins).
  • The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart.    By Constance Ahrons (Harper Collins)
  • Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce.     By Lois Gold (NAL/Dutton).

Post-separation parenting:

  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Shared Custody Work.    By Isolina Ricci (Simon and Schuster).
  • Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way.    By Gary Newman with Patricia Romanowski (Random House).
  • Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce    By Lois Gold (NAL/Dutton)
  • Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families    By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (Little, Brown and Company).
  • My Parents Are Divorced, Too:  A Book for Kids by Kids    By Melanie, Annie, and Steven Ford, as told to Janice Blackstone-Ford (Magination Press).

Information on money and divorce:

  • Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce    By Violet Woodhouse and Dale Fetherling (Nolo)
  • Why Mediate Premarital, Postmarital, and Living Together Agreements? Prenuptial Agreements:  How to Write a Fair & Lasting Contract    By Katherine E. Stoner And Shae Irving (Noho).
  • A Guide to Divorce Mediation.    By Gary J. Friedman (Workman Publishing Company).
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