As a reader, the moment I found myself in the challenge of divorce, I started reaching for books! Today I am sharing some of the books I have on my nightstand that have helped me through this season of life. There are so many divorce books that cover the transition, healing and emotions that we all go through in this change of life.
Divorce – Books That I Have On My Nightstand
First of all, let me be clear. I have not finished all of these books, I love reading for fun and while these divorce books have been so helpful for my mental health and healing, it isn’t what I would consider FUN READING! I find myself grabbing one of these books and reading a few chapters when I need that time to heal.
As I have said before, this season of Divorce is so new to me. I am not an expert, my story is different than others and my overall goal of sharing about my divorce recovery is to help at least one other person feel like they are not alone in their journey and recovery. And let’s be honest, this is therapeutic for me too…so thanks for being here!
Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ”Wake up to the miracle you are,” he directs. ”Here’s what you’ve forgotten: You’re a fu*king miracle of being.” It isn’t other people that are standing in your way, it isn’t even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it’s yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.
Lead the life you were meant to have – Unfu*k Yourself.
She Without He is a 21-day journal designed to empower women who are overcoming infidelity, divorce, or the loss of a relationship. In She Without He, Kyera shares her personal experience to show women that in order to create a beautiful life and move beyond the pain, anger, and grief after betrayal or the loss of a partner, we must discover and embrace our strength, worthiness, and purpose independent of others. Your commitment to living a passionate, purposeful, love-filled life must outweigh the temptation of remaining stuck in the story of what happened. She Without He shows you how. A raw, honest, and inspirational approach that offers guidance, hope and lessons learned. She Without He is your guide to moving beyond heartbreak, discovering self-reliance, and creating a life worth living.
So many women get in trouble in their love lives, and 99.9 percent of that trouble could have been avoided if they’d said “Well, f**k him!” a bit more often. Too many women are way too nice and compliant to their men, especially when these men don’t deserve that kind of treatment.
A guide for sassy women who want to get back into control of their love life.
A proven plan for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, including divorce, with practical strategies for healing, getting your confidence back, and finding true love
It’s over–and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of people transform their love lives. Now in Getting Past Your Breakup, she’ll help you put your energy back where it belongs–on you.
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”
Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
“I feel like I’ve joined an enormous club, something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are weary with battle fatigue and sometimes even gripped by nostalgia for the good old, bad old days, but our numbers are large,” writes Theo Pauline Nestor in this wry, fiercely honest chronicle of life after divorce.
Funny, openhearted, and brave, How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed will speak to anyone who has passed through the halls of divorce court or risked tenderness after loss. It marks the debut of an enchanting, deeply truthful voice.
The emotionally charged story of a divorce that brought the surprising gift of grace. Just when Stacy Morrison thought everything in her life had come together, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed a lot of work, a new baby who needed a lot of attention, and a new job in the high-pressure world of New York magazine publishing.
Morrison had never been one to believe in fairy tales. As far as she was concerned, happy endings were the product of the kind of ambition and hard work that had propelled her to the top of her profession. But she had always considered her relationship with her husband a safe place in her often stressful life. All of her assumptions about how life works crumbled, though, when she discovered that no amount of will and determination was going to save her marriage. For Stacy, the only solution was to keep on living, and to listen—as deeply and openly as possible—to what this experience was teaching her.
Told with humor and heart, her honest and intimate account of the stress of being a working mother while trying to make sense of her unraveling marriage offers unexpected lessons of love, forgiveness, and dignity that will resonate with women everywhere.
Have you read any of these books yet? I would love to know what you thought about them. So far, I have loved using the She Without He 21 day challenge. This book really allowed me to sit with my goals and thoughts. The journaling has really be healing. I might have a lot of books to run through all about Divorce but having them available has helped me refocus and heal.
Do you have a book that I could add to this list?
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