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The Optimist's Guide to Divorce

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The Optimist's Guide to Divorce

How to Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love
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For the more than one million women who get divorced each year, welcome to your support group.
Wise, comforting, and uplifting, The Optimist's Guide to Divorce captures the experience of sisterhood through the voices of its authors and their community of women in the Maplewood Divorce Club—women who understand what you're going through, who know the practical issues as well as the emotional ones, and who can help you keep a sense of hope and a sense of humor.
Brimming with stories and insights, valuable resources and smart strategies, in-the-trenches tips and sanity-saving takeaways, this book prepares you for each phase of divorce, from having "the talk," to breaking the news to family and friends, to figuring out where to live, to co-parenting with an ex, to rebounding and rebooting your life. It's divided into three sections that cover the process from start to finish—Deal, Heal, and Reveal—and make it easy to jump in wherever you are in your journey. And even better, to make the choices that will help you develop a better relationship with the one person you'll be with for the rest of your life—yourself.

For the more than one million women who get divorced each year, welcome to your support group.
Wise, comforting, and uplifting, The Optimist's Guide to Divorce captures the experience of sisterhood through the voices of its authors and their community of women in the Maplewood Divorce Club—women who understand what you're going through, who know the practical issues as well as the emotional ones, and who can help you keep a sense of hope and a sense of humor.
Brimming with stories and insights, valuable resources and smart strategies, in-the-trenches tips and sanity-saving takeaways, this book prepares you for each phase of divorce, from having "the talk," to breaking the news to family and friends, to figuring out where to live, to co-parenting with an ex, to rebounding and rebooting your life. It's divided into three sections that cover the process from start to finish—Deal, Heal, and Reveal—and make it easy to jump in wherever you are in your journey. And even better, to make the choices that will help you develop a better relationship with the one person you'll be with for the rest of your life—yourself.

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  • SUZANNE RISS is an award-winning writer, former editor in chief of Working Mother magazine, and author of Working Mom Survival Guide. She lives in Maplewood, N.J., with her 11-year-old son

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 2, 2017
    Riss and Sockwell founded the Maplewood Divorce Club (named for their New Jersey town) with the aim of helping other women cope during an emotionally tough time, the same sentiment behind this book. Digging deep into the stories of their own breakups—as well as those of composite characters intended to represent situations such as “I’m bored with my marriage,” “My husband came out of the closet,” and “He’s abusing me”—the authors tell readers how to deal, heal, and reveal. “Deal” addresses the practicalities: how to tell the kids, the machinations of divorce court, and finding a new place to live. “Heal” offers advice on accepting that the marriage and old way of life are over and treating oneself with kindness. “Reveal” explores how to date again with practical advice for regaining confidence in social settings as well as the benefits of staying single. The warm and empowering tone of this book will convince readers that there’s life on the other side of a painful divorce.

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