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Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody with an EX Who Drives You Crazy

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This empowering guide is an inspirational roadmap for the millions of men and women navigating a rocky relationship with a former spouse-while trying to maintain a healthy atmosphere for their child. Topics include:

• The 7 strategies for peace when an ex refuses to change

• Skills for taming former in-laws

• Ways to help children cope with a difficult parent

• Strategies and alternatives for focusing anger

• How to avoid hot-button issues

• How to nudge an ex to change for the better

• Ways to deal with ...

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Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody with an Ex Who is Driving You Crazy

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Overview

This empowering guide is an inspirational roadmap for the millions of men and women navigating a rocky relationship with a former spouse-while trying to maintain a healthy atmosphere for their child. Topics include:

• The 7 strategies for peace when an ex refuses to change

• Skills for taming former in-laws

• Ways to help children cope with a difficult parent

• Strategies and alternatives for focusing anger

• How to avoid hot-button issues

• How to nudge an ex to change for the better

• Ways to deal with children's questions and confusion

• The new partner's role in the old partner's shadow

This is the book for every frustrated parent coming out of a divorce who needs support in setting things right-the healthy, sensible, and sane way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399527104
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 700,023
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey P. Wittman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, family therapist, and divorce mediator whose private practice concentrates on services for divorcing families, including the "Kids First" program.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Part 1 Working on Yourself
1. How You Got Here 3
2. What Drives You Crazy about Your Ex-Partner 9
3. Walking Around Brick Walls: Empowering Yourself 16
4. Going Headfirst: Making Your Own Peace 33
5. Seven Strategies for Your Head 53
Part 2 Whose Problem Is This?
6. Recognizing Unnecessary Burdens 83
7. Unnecessary Burdens and Your Ex 94
Part 3 Nudging Your Ex to Change
8. Sow Respect, Reap Peace 113
9. Conversations about Hot Topics: Before You Say a Word 138
10. The Hot-Topic Conversation: Saying What You Came to Say 156
11. Responding in a Hot-Topic Conversation: How to Answer Resistance and Opposition 173
12. When Talking Doesn't Work 194
Part 4 Your Ex and Your Children
13. When You Have Complaints about Your Ex-Partner's Parenting 211
14. To Protect or Not to Protect? 226
15. When Your Kids Complain about Your Ex 234
Part 5 Your Ex and Others in Your Life
16. Your Ex and Your New Partner 255
17. Your Ex and Your Family 268
18. Final Thoughts: The Path to Freedom and Contentment 279
Notes 281
Additional Resources 284
Index 286
About the Author 294
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2001

    Want to change your ex?

    Well you may not be able to change them but...This practical, common sense guide offers communication techniques that will not only help you deal with a difficult ex-husband or ex wife, but also teaches you how to examine your own role in these sticky situations. This book offers useful advice on how to be civil when the other party is not. This is an incredible book that helps you communicate effectively and be in control of yourself and your situation. If for no other reason you can learn how to minimize the conflicts between you and your ex that affect your children. This book allows you to put your children's needs first. Sure you should read it to find peace in your life, but I recommend you read it for your kids

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