Pellerin Law FirmDivorces are never easy no matter how amicable a split may be. Even if both spouses agree it’s time to separate often a lot of pain and confusion is involved. Sometimes the best escape or consolation can be curling up with a great book.

Recently the Huffington Post asked its readers on Facebook and Twitter what books helped get them through their divorces. The responses ranged from long-cited divorce books to science fiction escape novels. This list features a whole slew of books that are great to help divorcing couples through the hard times. Click the full article to see the slideshow.

  1. “When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection”
    Written by Gabor Maté
    Recommended by The Double Parent “It made me realise the effect that stress was having a detrimental effect on my body, and my marriage was very stressful.”
  2. Written by Douglas Adams
    Recommended by Gerry J. “‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and its follow-ons. Recommended by a friend. It’s absurd, but it’s probably how the universe works, and poor old Arthur Dent tries to stay a decent human being in the face of a lot of adversity. It came along at just the right time.”
  3. “Heartburn”
    Written by Nora Ephron
    Recommended by Jenny T. “‘Heartburn’ by the late, great and amazing Nora Ephron. Taught me how to find the humor in the worst of times. Love her.”
  4. “Fifty Shades of Grey”
    Written by E.L. James
    Recommended by by @babsmcphee
  5. “Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal”
    Written by Vikki Stark
    Recommended by @AbandonedSpouse
  6. Written by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
    Recommended by Cristina G. “It’s fun, easy to read, made so much sense.”
  7. “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”
    Written by Eckhart Tolle
    Recommended by @rachelannmonroe
  8. The Bible
    Recommended by @rpescodg and Chinta D.
  9. “My journal, it reminds me of just how toxic the relationship really was….”
    A Personal Journal Recommended by Kathy A. 
  10. Eat Pray Love
    Written by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Recommended by Elizabeth M. and Angela H.
  11. “Divorce For Dummies”
    Written by John Ventura and Mary Reed
    Recommended by Danielle B. “i always loved and appreciated the ‘silver lining’ posts they added to the chapters!”
  12. “Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow”
    Written by Elizabeth Lesser
    Recommended by Nancy L. , Foxie S. and Marcy J.
  13. “Divorcing a Narccist: One Mom’s Battle”
    Written by Tina Swithin
    Recommended by Blue Eyes and Bruises“Not a book as such, but the blog One Moms Battle, which actually now is a book.
    [A] Godsend if you are dealing with someone who is abusive & mentally unstable on top of all the rest of the divorce heartbreak.”
  14. “Split: A Memoir of Divorce”
    Written by Suzanne Finnamore
    Recommended by Brenda G.
  15. “Just Breathe”
    Written by Brian Nastovski
    Recommended by Brian N.
  16. “The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists”
    Written by Eleanor Payson
    Recommended by Kristin Martin
  17. “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends”
    Written by Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti
    Recommended by Catherine Michelle and @MovePastDivorce“find it on amazon, buy it, own it, read it. highlight it. best book on moving forward hands down.” -Catherine Michelle
  18. “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times”
    Written by Pema Chödrön
    Recommended by Carla M. and @simplesouth
  19. “Don’t Give In, Up or Out: A Woman’s Planner for Divorce
    Written by by Karen Elder Hurst and Teresa Elder Stohs
    Recommended by Teresa S.
  20. “Rising from the Ashes of Divorce”
    Written by Beth Tiger
    Recommended by Beth T. 
  21. “No Window For Me”
    Written by D. C. Abernathy
    Recommended by Donald A. “Writing my own book ‘No Window for Me’ was very therapeutic for me. It allowed me to speak a voice that was once very silent. In turn that voice, became the voice of many divorced and married men.”
  22. Recommended by @divorcedpauline “Anything by Bill Eddy but esp. ‘Splitting’ and ‘It’s All Your Fault'”
  23. “The Happiness Project”
    Written by Gretchen Rubin
    Recommended by @allytyyc“It helped me find the courage and fortitude to make positive change happen in my life.”
  24. Soul Journey: The Greatest Secrets to Living the Life You Want
    Written by Lisa Cherry
    Recommended by @SingleWithKids“For a good self help book I’d recommend Soul Journey from Lisa Cherry – uplifting & positive.”

Is there a book that we’ve missed that you found especially helpful when working through your divorce? We’d love to hear it. Talk to us on Twitter about your best tips. @shanepellerin

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