Healthy Divorce

Healthy Divorce

by Craig Everett, Sandra Volgy Everett
     
 

Solutions for negotiating one of life's most difficult events

Healthy Divorce is a very valuable book, containing practical answers to difficult questions.
—Dan Kiley, author of The Peter Pan Syndrome and The WAndy Dilemma

The authors have devoted their careers to counseling divorcing families. In this encouraging book, they outline the fourteen stages

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Solutions for negotiating one of life's most difficult events

Healthy Divorce is a very valuable book, containing practical answers to difficult questions.
—Dan Kiley, author of The Peter Pan Syndrome and The WAndy Dilemma

The authors have devoted their careers to counseling divorcing families. In this encouraging book, they outline the fourteen stages of divorces and offer families practical advice and solutions for negotiating one of life's most difficult events. With sensitivity and sensibility they explain how to recognize the different stages of the divorce; what to expect during each phase; and how to deal with the predictable patterns of the divorce process.

Healthy Divorce explores ways of confronting such tough issues as how to tell your children you're getting a divorce; how to plan a separation; and how to cope with your feelings of anger, grief, and abandonment. The authors offer practical advice on using mediation as an alternative to the adversarial court battle; co-parenting to maintain stability for the children after the divorce; and organizing and structuring a happy blAnded family.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This guide for perplexed partners bears the stamp of authority and the touch of good therapists: the husband-and-wife authors combine 45 years of professional experience in family therapy and court-related work. From preseparation all the way to remarriage, the Everetts detail 14 stages such as easing the way for children, dividing property, establishing boundaries (privacy), and coparenting after divorce. Placing the emphasis, appropriately, on couples with children, the authors are clear and concise, offering lists to organize tasks at successive stages. Case illustrations help, as do lists of questions commonly asked by parents and children. A model mediated divorce agreement and list of books and organizations close the book (though the suggested reading inexplicably leaves out Abigail Trafford's Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce, HarperCollins, 1992. rev. ed.). Though, like their book's title, the Everetts sometimes overstate the positive, their guide is essential for most collections.-E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426729
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/09/1994
Series:
Social & Behavioral Science
Edition description:
1st
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.80(d)

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