Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

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Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages.

This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help...

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Overview

Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages.

This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision.

  • Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage
  • Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy
  • Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship
  • Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on

This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua!
-John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love

Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition.
-Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second Journey

Making an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not.
-Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law

An exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike.
-Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of TheModernWomansDivorceGuide.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572245242
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 487,579
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, is founder and executive director of the Transition Institute of Marin in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, an agency that provides coaching, therapy, and workshops to people who are at some stage of marital dissolution. She also works with couples and adolescents. Gadoua's first book, Contemplating Divorce, appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Helpful book

    Definite must read for anyone going through the difficult emotional process of ending a relationship. Questions and exercises really help you understand your feelings.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    Could be retitled: Contemplating Staying Married!

    Reading this book is probably a good idea Before you get married!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    A MUST READ

    I got more out of reading this book than I did from hours and hours of marriage counseling. An eye opening tool for anyone considering seperation or divorce!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    I expected more

    I read the book expecting some great insights. All I got was the same old stuff, rehashed in a new format.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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