Recommended Reading

Sometimes it is helpful to turn to others, supportive family and friends, to help you get through your divorce. But sometimes, their advice isn’t helpful and always, the most important work to be done involves just you. Some of the reading suggested here will hopefully provide additional wisdom and strength during this time.


Graceful Divorce Solutions by Attorney M. Marcy Jones

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart by Constance Ahrons, PhD

Spiritual Divorce by Debbie Ford


How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Colegrove, Bloomfield & McWilliams

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Mediation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World by Thich Nhat Hanh

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith

Calm in the Face of the Storm: Spiritual Daily Practice for the Peacemaker by Nan Waller Burnett

The Secret of the Shadow by Debbie Ford

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford


Marriage: Dead or Alive by Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig

The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, and Roger Fisher

Non-Defensive Communication: Taking the War Out of Our Words by Sharon Ellison

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg and Arun Gandhi


The Collaborative Way To Divorce: Without Going to Court by Stuart G. Webb

Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation by Pauline H. Tesler, CFLS


The Tao of Negotiation: How You Can Prevent, Transcend, & Resolve Conflict in Work and Everyday Life by Joel Edelman and Mary Beth Crain

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Bruce M. Patton, William L. Ury, and Roger Fisher

Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury

Beyond Yes, by Erica Ariel Fox


How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish