Resources: Books

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

— Charles William Eliot

Books Mentioned /Recommended in the March 11th Divorce 101 by Dr. Joyce and


Too Good to Leave Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay in or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum

How to Know If Its Time to Go: A 10-Step Reality Test for Your Marriage by Dr. Lawrence Birnbach and Dr. Beverly Hyman

Deal Breakers: When to Work on a Relationship and When to Walk Away by Dr. Bethany Marshall

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours by Daphne Rose Kingma - Dr. Joyce referred to this book as one that looks at relationships as befitting various stages of development and different developmental needs, and shows how some relationships can be sustained over the long haul and why some can not, or do not.


The Divorce Companion: Your Future Begins Now, by Adina Laver. - Dr. Joyce also referred to a multimedia workbook that her colleague wrote

Adult Books – Parenting and Children

The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions so You and Your Children Can Thrive by Robert E Emery

What About The Kids?: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce by Judith Wallerstein

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D.

Putting the Children First: Proven Strategies for helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci

Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs by Philip M Stahl, Ph.D.

The 7 Fatal Mistakes Divorced and Separated Parents Make: Strategies for Raising Healthy Children of Divorce and Conflict by Shannon Rios

Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? and When Can I Get a Hamster? Guide to parenting through Divorce by Anthony E Wolf

Children’s Books

Mom’s House Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce by Nancy Holyoke and Scott Nash

When Your Parents Divorce” a kid-to-kid guide to dealing with divorce by Kimberly King, Maryhelen Burk, Julissa Mora and Diane Malaspina Ph.D

Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families) by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown

Two Homes by Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Dento

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce by Vicki Lansky

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