The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life

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Your Insurance Policy Against The Kind of Divorce Everybody Fears

Divorce does not need to become the defining moment of the rest of your life. Using her insight and expertise as a family-court judge and former divorce attorney, Judge Lowrance presents a revolutionary guide for people facing the turmoil of divorce. The Good Karma Divorce offers concrete and battle-tested advice, real-life examples, no-nonsense tools, and practical checklists. With Judge Lowrance's guidance we ...

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Overview

Your Insurance Policy Against The Kind of Divorce Everybody Fears

Divorce does not need to become the defining moment of the rest of your life. Using her insight and expertise as a family-court judge and former divorce attorney, Judge Lowrance presents a revolutionary guide for people facing the turmoil of divorce. The Good Karma Divorce offers concrete and battle-tested advice, real-life examples, no-nonsense tools, and practical checklists. With Judge Lowrance's guidance we can avoid the black hole of litigation and create a good karma divorce, opening up a new world of hope and possibility.

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Editorial Reviews

Today's Chicago Woman
“The book...takes on the process of marriage dissolution assmoothly and deftly as Michele does in her courtroom.”
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
“It is relevant not only to currently divorcing parties, but to anyone who has been touched by divorce.”
Karen Mathis
“In the Good Karma Divorce, Judge Lowrance suggests an inspired and uplifting alternative to the agonizing divorce process. In a practical and helpful style she sets out a radically new way to approach divorce.”
Christiane Northrup
“It took me nearly 10 years to recover from my divorce. I am certain that my healing would have been infinitely quicker and less painful if I had had the resources in this book. If you want your divorce to be as healing and transformational as possible, read this book.”
Julia Cameron
“Out of her deep well of experience, Michele Lowrance offers a compassionate overview. She brings hope and clarity to an arena most often characterized by despair and resentment. Her advice is healing and revolutionary. She is clear headed and open hearted.”
MD - John Ratey
"Michele has culled a treasure trove of loving practical wisdom from her years of experience... She shows us how we can tame and hopefully master the hate, blame, and despair of our personal cataclysm and lead us to a more fulfilling life on the other side."
Deepak Chopra
“Judge Michele skillfully offers a new formula for healing the heart, mind, and body in the depths of adversity.”
Warren Farrell
“If you love your children, read The Good Karma Divorce.”
John Ratey MD
“Michele has culled a treasure trove of loving practical wisdom from her years of experience... She shows us how we can tame and hopefully master the hate, blame, and despair of our personal cataclysm and lead us to a more fulfilling life on the other side.”
Christiane Northrup M.D.
“It took me nearly 10 years to recover from my divorce. I am certain that my healing would have been infinitely quicker and less painful if I had had the resources in this book. If you want your divorce to be as healing and transformational as possible, read this book.”
Elevated Existence
“Over the past four years, 100 percent of divorcing couples who followed the principles Lowrance lays out in the book have avoided trial, and we can see why.”
Today's Chicago Woman
“The book...takes on the process of marriage dissolution assmoothly and deftly as Michele does in her courtroom.”
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
“It is relevant not only to currently divorcing parties, but to anyone who has been touched by divorce.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061840715
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Pages: 243
  • Sales rank: 378,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele F. Lowrance has been a domestic-relations judge in the Circuit Court of Illinois since 1995. A child of divorce who was raised by her grandparents, Judge Lowrance has been divorced and has devoted her professional life to helping those similarly situated.

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Table of Contents

Note to Readers ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Creating Your Soul Search Party

1 Your Personal Manifesto: The Antidote to the Negative Seductions of Breakup 15

2 The Process: Reclaiming Your Power 35

Part 2 Harnessing the Positive Power of Negative Emotions

3 Criticism: A Flood in the Mouth, a River with No Banks 57

4 The Stains of Heartbreak: Hot-, Warm-, or Cold-Blooded Anger 67

5 Carnival Mirrors: Betrayal 87

6 Mood Lighting: Emotions as a Source of Illumination 97

7 Forgiveness: Weapon of Mass Construction 117

8 Apologies: Managing the Ebb and Flow of Trust 137

Part 3 Preventing Collateral Damage

9 Damage to Children: Developing the Heroic in Your Parenting 155

10 Your Child's Wounded World 165

11 Wisdom-Building Skills for Parents 175

Part 4 Transformative Confrontation

12 Carnage in the Courtroom 191

13 Reinvigorating Stale Negotiations 199

14 Your Civility Contract 211

Part 5 Embracing the Road Ahead

15 Karma and the Recycling of Human Relationships 225

16 Building a Practice Circle 23$$$

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 24$$$

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

    Wish I'd had this book during my divorce...

    The Good Karma Divorce is a landmark new book on not just surviving divorce but emerging a better person, for yourself and for your children. I wish I'd had the benefit of Judge Lowrance's wise counsel during my divorce 15 years ago. I'm recommending this book to everyone in my life who's going through a divorce, or still suffering the effects of one.

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