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Even for strong and independent women, the emotional climbs and slides of a relationship's end can be a huge challenge. Not everyone around you recognizes the pain that you're in, and the cookie-cutter advice of conventional "divorce literature" flat-out misses the mark.

Here, for the first time, a diverse sample of women of all ages, straight, bisexual, and gay, speak out about what really happens when couplehood ends, sharing what it takes to emerge from the rubble both wiser...

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Overview

Even for strong and independent women, the emotional climbs and slides of a relationship's end can be a huge challenge. Not everyone around you recognizes the pain that you're in, and the cookie-cutter advice of conventional "divorce literature" flat-out misses the mark.

Here, for the first time, a diverse sample of women of all ages, straight, bisexual, and gay, speak out about what really happens when couplehood ends, sharing what it takes to emerge from the rubble both wiser and stronger. Like a great heart-to-heart with your best girlfriends, After the Breakup offers a fresh perspective on how to rebuild identity and enjoy a life filled with new possibilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567315028
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 206

Table of Contents

Introduction
Where We're Coming From
An Opportunity to Rebuild
What's in This Book and Why
From Ground Zero to Settling In
Part I Ground Zero
1 Standing amidst the Rubble 3
Sorting through the Rubble
Am I the Only One Who Feels Like This?
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
A Beginning, a Middle, and an End
How Long Is This Going to Take?
What Makes This Even Harder
Secrets and Lies
Who Left Whom?
The Joys of Therapy
It's All Part of the Process
Longing for Connection
Breakup First Aid
2 Surveying the Single You 35
Getting It All Out
Getting Support
Supporting Yourself
What's There to Be Afraid Of?
Lonely Hearts Club
'Round the Clock Obsession
Getting Down on Yourself
Your Body, Your Newly Single Self
A Kaleidoscope of Changes
Part II Rebuilding
3 Redesigning Your Identity 57
Going Solo
A Woman Scorned
Put the Picture in a New Frame
How You Feel about You
What Do You See in Your Future?
Time and Space for You
The Lone Body
Solo Lovin'
Who Rings Your Bell?
To Swing or Not to Swing?
Staying Out of the Game
Dashing the Daze of Romance
Your Spiritual World
Building to Your Specifications
4 Refurbishing Your Material World 85
Changes on the Home Front
Making Your Space Your Own
Divvying Up the Stuff
It's about Money, Honey
The Woman of the House
What's Ours Is Mine: Reclaiming What You Used to Share
My Place or Ours?
They're Playing Our Song
Just Passing Time
Our Past Is My Past
5 Renovating Your Community 111
Couple Culture
How Your Friends React
Family Responses
Your Family, Not Mine
Whose Friends Are Whose?
Runnin' with a New Crowd
With a Little Help from My Friends
They Say It Takes a Village
Part III Settling In
6 Putting Your Ex into Storage 135
Can We Still Be Friends?
This Thing Called Closure
How Can I Get Some?
What Does Closure Feel Like?
What's in It for Me?
No Turning Back?
When Your Ex Dates Again and Other Stumbling Blocks
Locking Up the Storage Space
7 Moving In, Moving On 165
Make New Friends, but Keep the Old
Unpack Your Baggage
Flying Solo
The Dating Game
Not Like Sex with Your Ex
Looking for Love ... Again
Second Time Around?
Talk of the Town
Keep On Keepin' On
8 Coming Home to Yourself 187
Was It for the Best?
Knowledge Gained Is Knowledge Earned
New Perspective on Life
Using Your Own Natural Resources
Free for All
Welcome Home
References 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2003

    This Book Is Wonderful!

    This book helped me get through an extremely difficult time in my life. It goes through every feeling of a breakup..and helps you rebuild. I strongly recommend this book for anyone trying to heal a broken heart!

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