Divorces 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.
- “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.”
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.”
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.”
- “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Written by E.L. James
Recommended by by @babsmcphee
- “Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal”
Written by Vikki Stark
Recommended by @AbandonedSpouse
Written by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Recommended by Cristina G. “It’s fun, easy to read, made so much sense.”
- “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”
Written by Eckhart Tolle
Recommended by @rachelannmonroe
- The Bible
Recommended by @rpescodg and Chinta D.
- “My journal, it reminds me of just how toxic the relationship really was….”
A Personal Journal Recommended by Kathy A.
- Eat Pray Love
Written by Elizabeth Gilbert
Recommended by Elizabeth M. and Angela H.
- “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!”
- “Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow”
Written by Elizabeth Lesser
Recommended by Nancy L. , Foxie S. and Marcy J.
- “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.