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The D Word

It’s a hard thing to talk about. It’s one of the top stressors a person can face in a lifetime. It affects all people involved and often not in ways that can be understood until years later. And according to some statistics, about half of us who get married will go through it. The D word, in this case, is divorce.

When going through a divorce, many aspects need to be considered. Sometimes you need to determine whether a divorce is really what you want. You need to be careful about your financial future. You will have lots of questions. You need to take care of your emotional self. If children are involved, your actions, their reactions, and their feelings are of utmost importance. Then once it is over, there will need to be a time to heal—for all of you.

If this major life change is something you are going through, have gone through, will be going through, or are considering, the library can be of assistance. Whether you have legal or financial questions, need books for your children or teenagers, or want a memoir to read to show that you are not alone, there is something here for you.

Looking for Advice?:
Calling It Quits: Late Life Divorce and Starting Over by Deirdre Bair
Beyond Divorce Casualties: Reunifying the Alienated Family by Douglas Darnall
Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce by Emily Doskow
The Good Divorce: How to Walk Away Financially Sound and Emotionally Healthy by Raoul Felder and Barbara Victor
School Days & the Divorce Maze: A Complete Guide for Joint Custody Parents in Managing Your Child’s Successful School Career by Renae Lapin
Divorcing with Children: Expert Answers to Tough Questions from Parents and Children by Jessica G. Lippman and Paddy Greenwall Lewis
Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life by Diana Mercer and Katie Jane Wennechuk
What Your Divorce Lawyer May Not Tell You: The 125 Questions Every Woman Should Ask by Margery Rubin
The Complete Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide by Brette McWhorter Sember
Make Any Divorce Better: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful, and Save You a Lot of Money by Ed Sherman
Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce by Violet Woodhouse

For Your Child:
How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) by Art Corriveau
Best of the Best by Tim Green
A Day with Dad by Bo R. Holmberg
Eggs over Evie by Alison Jackson
A New Family by Christine L’Heureux
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

For Your Teen:
Notes on a Near-Life Experience by Olivia Birdsall
Split in Two: Keeping It Together When Your Parents Live Apart by Karen Buscemi
Happyface by Stephen Emond
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen
Swiss Mist by Randy Powell
And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

For You:
Raising Jake by Charlie Carillo
The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
In Spite of Everything: A Memoir by Susan Gregory Thomas
Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up about Moving On edited by Candace Walsh
It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Poetry of Breakup edited by Jerry Williams
Love Shrinks: A Memoir of a Marriage Counselor’s Divorce by Sharyn Wolf

Best of luck to you,
Melissa M.

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