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coping with divorce

How to Have a Healthy Divorce

This is an accessible, sympathetic and uncomplicated guide to facing divorce with pragmatism and optimism, helping you to emerge from a healthy divorce with valuable lessons learnt and the tools to build a secure and fulfilling future.
This practical guide will show you how to:


  • Overcome actual and potential challenges

  • Accept your past, present and future circumstances

  • Formulate a personal action plan that includes practical points on financial and
        legal matters

  • Build a relationship with your ex so you can communicate effectively

Tracing the Rainbow: Through Divorce & Bereavement

This book looks at bereavement through the eyes of a psychiatrist and through the eyes of those who have mourned themselves.  A mixture of information, interviews and practical advice, it seeks to answer the questions: What is grieving? How does it affect people physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually? How can those who mourn help themselves? How can those around them help them? What is normal grief? When does grief become abnormal and in what way? How do childhood experiences influence our ability to grieve, and what can we do about it? Authors Pablo Martinez and Ali Hull concentrate on the two greatest losses that face us: death and divorce, and seek, through a mixture of intensely personal stories and gentle psychiatric insight, to provide tools for getting through the hardest times in life.

The Road Less Travelled

Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the changes - can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one's own person and how to be a more sensitive parent.  This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence. Hugely influential, it has now sold over ten million copies - and has changed many people's lives round the globe. It may change yours.


In addition to the above Relate book, Relate has published a range of books, listed below, which may help you. You can obtain them from many good bookstores or online at Amazon

  • Staying Together

  • Starting Again

  • Better Relationships

  • The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships

  • Stop Arguing Start Talking

  • After the Affair

  • Babyshock

  • Loving Yourself Loving Another

  • Moving On

  • Before You Say ’I Do‘

  • Step-Families

  • Help Your Children Cope with Your Divorce

  • Finding Love


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