Although divorce is common, it oftens holds negative associations. Husband and wife team Barry and Emily McCarthy view divorce and remarriage with optimism, showing it to be a courageous choice that should not be viewed as personal failure but rather as a positive step towards a better life.
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at American University in Washington, a clinical psychologist, and a certified sex and marital therapist. He has published over fifty professional articles, twelve book chapters and has presented over one hundred and fifty workshops nationally and internationally. He has coauthored eight books with his wife.
Emily J. McCarthy, having worked as a speech therapist, now collaborates with her husband on books that address issues faced by married couples. She has authored eight books with Barry, including Sexual Awareness, which has sold more than 500,000 copies.
What Happened to 'Happy Ever After?' The Courage to Divorce. Learning From the Past. Choosing Well. Money and Second Marriage. Intimacy and Sexuality. Stepfamilies and Stepparenting - Yours, Mine, and Ours. Should We Have a Child? Traps and Vulnerabilities. Understandings and Agreements. Dealing with the Ex-spouse. The Imperfect Marriage: Surviving Hard Times. Marriage After Fifty. Cost-benefit Assessment of Difficult Marriages. Pride and Acceptance. Appendix A: Choosing an Individual, Couple, or Family Therapist. Appendix B: Marriage and Stepfamily Support Groups and Enhancement Programs. Appendix C: Recommended Books.