Top 5 books to get you through your divorce

Whether you’re recently separated, thinking about it or in the middle of a divorce, we’ve collated our top recommended reads to bring peace, comfort and practical tools to navigate this challenging transition for your family.

Unsure how to face difficult conversations with the kids about two homes? Grappling with whether to end your relationship? Feeling overwhelmed and like everything is just so uncertain now you’re separated?

Our hand-selected reads may be just what you need to find clarity and practical strategies to move forward to a new beginning.

When it comes to the “hard seasons” of life—the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job—transformation seems impossible when grief and uncertainty dominate your days.

Didn’t See that Coming reveals, no one asks to have their future completely rearranged for them. But, as Rachel writes, it is up to you how you come through your pain—you can come through changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you.

A valuable resource for parents who are transitioning from being married with children to co-parenting together, this handbook will help ensure kids and co-parents thrive.

In this book you’ll find a roadmap to help your family navigate the difficulties of separation and divorce. By learning about the impact of separation, conflict, grief and recovery, you’ll learn strategies to avoid falling into high-conflict and acrimony.

Choosing a breakup path filled with mutual respect, kindness, and deep caring, ‘Conscious Uncoupling', provides the valuable skills and tools for you to travel this challenging terrain with these five thoughtful and thought-provoking steps:
Step 1: Find Emotional Freedom
Step 2: Reclaim Your Power and Your Life
Step 3: Break the Pattern, Heal Your Heart
Step 4: Become a Love Alchemist
Step 5: Create Your Happy Even After Life

Whether you’re beginning the divorce process, or have been working through it for a while, Talking to Children About Divorce offers practical advice that will contribute positively to your child’s emotional wellbeing.

You’ll learn how to have honest conversations about different situations and emotions that may arise during divorce―from breaking the news to understanding resistance.

If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and “rebuild” yourself from the ground up.

If you’ve been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!

Whether it’s on your resolution list or you’re already resolved that your relationship is at an end, we can help you move forward by guiding you through the separation and divorce process. Our team of specialist family lawyers provide care, compassion and a choice of solutions because we know that everybody’s relationship break-up is different. Every family is unique and that’s why we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. With empathy, skill and life experience we cut through the lawyer-speak, clearly explain your options and provide the support and guidance you need to move on to a brighter future.

Need some help taking those first steps to finalising your separation? Book a free 15-minute call with our friendly team, so we can understand your circumstances and get started with guiding you to a fresh start.

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