Suggested Reading | A Better Divorce Book List

Coping with Divorce

Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On, A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery By Micki McWade

Daily Meditations for Surviving a Breakup, Separation, or Divorce By Micki McWade, MSW

Divorce Poison By Dr. Richard Warshak

Welcome to My Crisis By Laura Day

Divorce: It’s All About Control By Stacy Phillips

The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz

When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times By Pena Chodron

The Smart Divorce By Deborah Moskovitch

Surviving Separation and Divorce: Regaining Control, Building Strength and Confidence, Securing a Financial Future By Lorian Hoff Oberlin

Must We Say We Did Not Love?  Divorce Rituals to Complement and Complete a Collaborative Process By Monza Naff, Ph.D.

Claiming the Family Storm:  Anger Management for Moms, Dads and all the Kids By Gary McKay, Ph.D, Steven Maybell, Ph.D

Divorce/Mediation Information

Collaborative Divorce By Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson

The Collaborative Way to Divorce By Stuart Webb and Ronald Ousky

Getting to Yes By Roger Fisher & William Ury

Survival Manual to Divorce: Your Guide to Financial Confidence & Prosperity By Carol Ann Wilson

Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce By Diana Mercer, J.D. and Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD

Hear of Divorce: Advice from a Judge By Susan P. Baker

For Kids

The Dinosaur’s Divorce By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear By Viki Lansky

The Parents Book About Divorce By Richard A. Gardner, MD

Difficult Questions Kids Ask (and are too afraid to ask) About Divorce By Meg F. Schneider and Joan Zuckerberg, PhD

Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids By Isolina Ricci, PhD

How to Survive Your Parents Divorce By Gayle Kimball

How to Get It Together When Your Parents are Coming Apart By Arlene and Irene Willis

Parenting Through Divorce

Joint Custody With a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex By Julie A. Ross, MA and Judy Corcoran

The Everything Parents Guide to Children and Divorce By Carl Pickhard, PhD

The Good Divorce By Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce – The Sandcastles Way By M. Gary Neuman

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce By Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, and Sandra Blakeslee

We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents Divorce By Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

The Truth About Children and Divorce By Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.

 Mom’s House, Dads House By Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide By Elizabeth Thayer, PhD and Jeffery Zimmerman PhD

Ex Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation By Jann Blackstone-Ford

What About the Kids? : Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce By Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

For Dads

The Divorced Dad Dilemma: A Father’s Guide to Understanding, Grieving, and Growing Beyond the Losses of Divorce and to Developing a Deeper, Ongoing Relationship With His Children By Gerald S. Mayer, PhD


Taking the War out of our Words By Sharon Strand Ellison

Difficult Conversations By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

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