Suggested Readings

For Men and Women…

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart by Constance R. Ahrons

Conscious Divorce: Ending a Marriage with Integrity: A Practical and Spiritual Guide for Moving On by Susan Allison

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours by Daphne Rose Kingma

Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life by Debbie Ford

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

Second Chances by Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee

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

Surviving Your Divorce: A Guide to Canadian Family Law by Michael G. Cochrane

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford.

For Women…

Divorce: A Canadian Woman’s Guide by Gail E. Vaz-Oxlade

Women on Divorce: A Bedside Companion by Penny Kaganoff and Susan Spano, editors

Our Turn – The Good News About Women and Divorce by Christopher Hayes, Deborah Anderson, Melinda Blau

For Men…

Men on Divorce: The Other Side of the Story by Penny Kaganoff,

The divorcing father’s manual: 8 steps to help you and your children survive and thrive. Harriman, Tenn.: Men’s Studies Press, c2005

For Parents…

Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce The Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Newman

Making Divorce Easier on Your Child –50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust by Nicholas Long & Rex Forehand

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated; Divorce or Living Apart by Isolina Ricci

The Divorced Parent- Success Strategies for Raising Your Children After Separation by Stephanie Marston

For Grandparents…

The Essential Grandparent ‘s Guide to Divorce by Lillian Carson

For Children of All Ages…

The Divorce Handbook for Kids by Cynthia MacGregor

No Easy Answers: A Teen Guide to Why Divorce Happens by Florence Calhoun

Surviving Your Parents’ Divorce: A Guide for Young Canadians by Michael G. Cochrane

For Better, For Worse: A Guide to Surviving Divorce for Preteens and Their Families by Janet Bode

Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce: A Guide for Parents by Health Canada

** The Parenting After Separation Participant’s Manual has an excellent selection of recommended readings for parents and children.

Self Help Books

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

The Power is Within You by Louise Hay

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

End the Struggle and Dance with Life by Susan Jeffers

Dare to Connect by Susan Jeffers

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Single, the art of being satisfied, fulfilled and independent by Judy Ford

Learning to Love Again by Mel Krantzler

Mars and Venus Starting over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One by John Gray.

How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty by Patti Breitman and Connie Hatc

The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

Non-violent Communication by Marshall Roseberg


The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner.

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life by Thomas J. Harbin.

The Anger Workbook by Lorrainne Bilodau.

Letting Go of Anger: The 10 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them by Ron Potter-Efron, et al.