Far more than just a "breakup" book, How to Gracefully Exit a Relationship guides readers at every stage of their romantic partnerships, helping them to have the tough, important, conversations that most couples avoid. Readers will learn how to be more honest with their partners so that they can make better decisions in their relationships and enjoy the happiness that eludes many couples. Whether you're beginning a whirlwind romance, seeking to improve your marriage, looking to gracefully separate from your partner, or talking to your teenager about relationships, this is the book for you. How to Gracefully Exit a Relationship reveals:
How being realistic about love can make you a powerful partner;
How to get what you want out of your relationship - and ensure your partner's needs get met as well;
How to have the conversations that keep you together, or let you part without drama;
When and how to have "the talk";
How much space you need after a breakup;
What to do if you think your partner is crazy;
How to tell the kids; and
How to be friends with your ex.
Don't think a breakup can happen to you? Consider the following:
The average person experiences at least two major breakups. (Cha-Cha.com)
Approximately half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. (Divorcerate.org)
The average cost of divorces involving lawyers is about $1,500 for uncontested divorces and more than $15,000 for contested divorces. (Forbes.com)
Unhappily-married individuals report lower levels of emotional and physical well-being than single people.(American Psychologist, 2006)
Family violence accounts for 11 percent of all violence, and 49 percent of those crimes involve spouses or ex-spouses. (Department of Justice)
When we accept that breakups are a real possibility in any romantic relationship, and discuss this reality with our partners early on, we can have more honest relationships - and minimize the devastation and drama if the partnership changes or ends.