The Divorce Recovery Workbook
How to Heal from Anger, Hurt, and Resentment and Build the Life You Want
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
If you have recently gone through a divorce, you might have unresolved feelings of anger toward your ex spouse; find yourself reeling from past betrayals both big and small; become stressed when you think about the legal and emotional ramifications of the divorce; or you may even experience symptoms of depression. You are not alone, and there are ways you can start to heal.
The Divorce Recovery Workbook offers a unique approach using mindfulness and positive psychology to help you cope with these negative emotions so that you can start to rebuild your life. You’ll learn powerful practices based in self-compassion to help you heal, forgive, and form new, loving relationships. The book also includes helpful exercises and tips for managing a difficult co-parenting relationship.
If you’ve gone through divorce and are struggling to move on, there comes a moment when you must make a choice. You can let the difficult situation define who you are, or you can use it as a jumping off point for making radical changes in your life—positive changes that will leave you stronger and happier than ever before! This workbook will help you start.
“The Divorce Recovery Workbook skillfully integrates uncovering feelings, mindfulness, and compassion to allow the reader to navigate the difficult necessity of post-divorce forgiveness. A very thoughtful, useful, and helpful book.”
—Frederic Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, and author of Forgive for Good
“Give this one five stars! Rye and Moore have integrated the most up-to-date psychology research into a down-to-earth, practical workbook filled with user-friendly exercises and a spirit of hope. This will be an invaluable tool for any man or woman struggling with the pain of divorce.”
—Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD, professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, and author of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
“In The Divorce Recovery Workbook, Rye and Moore provide an excellent applied workbook for you if you’ve been dealing with the loss of a marriage or long-term relationship. In fact, as I read the manuscript, I could not help but think that the workbook could help deal with many losses, not just divorce. It adapts evidence-based interventions from positive psychology—forgiveness of self and others, gratitude, benefit-finding, happiness, mindfulness, meaning-finding, and self-compassion—into dealing with your loss. It is a wonderful adaptation of respected scholarship so that you can benefit by it.”
—Everett L. Worthington, Jr., PhD, professor and director of the counseling psychology program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and author of Moving Forward
“Divorce is painful, but it can be navigated with compassion. This wonderful book contains concrete tools that will help you learn how to support yourself through this trying time, so you’ll emerge happier, healthier, and whole again.”
—Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor in human development and culture, University of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion
“Divorce is a process that often leaves one emotionally raw, hurt, and angry. It’s critical that you take the time to heal from the emotional fallout of divorce—and, all too often, people don’t do the work or know what to do. If you want an effective action plan and strategies to move forward to build a better life post-divorce, this book is it! It's a must-read for all my divorce coaching clients.”
—Deborah Moskovitch, divorce coach and author of The Smart Divorce
“Reading the book is a sheer delight. You feel like the authors are sitting and talking with you about the struggles of divorce, and ever so gently and professionally offering a series of well-proven, positive psychology remedies for coping. This is a positive, insightful, and compassionate approach.”
—Loren L. Toussaint, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Luther College, and associate director of Sierra Leone Forgiveness Project
“Rye and Moore have developed a powerful and practical resource for those struggling with the pain of divorce. This workbook is personally engaging and easy to read, and it is firmly grounded in empirical research. Rye and Moore manage to strike just the right balance. ”
—Julie Exline, PhD, professor of psychology and director of clinical training at Case Western Reserve University