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Books for Adults:

  • Between Love & Hate, A Guide to Civilized Divorce, Lois Gold, MSW (Plenum Press 1992)
  • Crazy Time Surviving Divorce, Abigail Trafford (Bantam Books 1982)
  • Creative Divorce, Mel Krantzler (Evans and Company, Inc. 1982)
  • The Custody Handbook, Persia Woolley (Summit Books)
  • Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, Ashton Applewhite
  • Divorce and Money: How to Make The Best Financial Decisions During Divorce, Violet Woodhouse
  • Divorce Book for Parents, Vicki Lansky (New American Library 1989)
  • Divorce for Dummies, John Ventura and Mary Reed
  • Divorce: The Best Resources To Help You Survive, Rich Wemhoff
  • Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting, Melinda Blav (1993)
  • The Good Divorce, Constance R. Ahrons, Ph.D. (Harper-Collins 1994)
  • The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts, Judith S. Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee
  • Getting Apart Together: The Couples Guide To A Fair Divorce or Separation, Martin A. Kranitz (Impact Publishers 2000)
  • Growing Up With Divorce, Linda Bird Francke (Simon and Schuster 1983)
  • Growing Up With Divorce, Neil Kalter (The Free Press 1990)
  • Going It Alone, Robert Weiss (Basic Books, Inc. 1979)
  • Healing Hearts, Elizabeth Dalton Hickey (Golden Leaf Press 1994)
  • Helping Your Child Succeed After Divorce, Florence Bienenfeld (Hunter House 1987)
  • Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce, The Sandcastle Way, M. Gary Neuman with Patricia Romanowski (Crown Publishing Group 1998)
  • How To Avoid The Divorce From Hell and Dance Together At Your Daughter’s Wedding, Sue Talia
  • How To Divorce As Friends, Bill Ferguson (1998)
  • How To Heal A Painful Relationship: And If Necessary, How To Part As Friends, Bill Ferguson (1999)
  • How To Win As A Step-Family, John Visher and Emily Visher (W.W. Norton 1982)
  • Joint Custody With A Jerk, Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran (St. Martin’s Press 1996)
  • Life After Divorce, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse (1994)
  • Living Through Your Divorce, Earl Grollman and Marjorie Sams (Beacon Press 1978)
  • Long Distance Parenting: A Guide To Divorced Parents, Miriam Galper Cohen (NAL 1989)
  • Making It As A Step-Parent, Claire Berman (Bantam Books 1980)
  • Mars and Venus Starting Over, John Gray (Harper Collins 1999)
  • Marital Separation, Robert Weiss (Basic Books, Inc. 1975)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Shared Custody Work, Isolina Ricci (MacMillan and Co. 1981)
  • The New Creative Divorce: How To Create A Happier, More Rewarding Life During – And After 0 Your Divorce, Mel Krantzler and Patricia Krantzler (1999)
  • 101 Ways To Be A Long Distance Super Dad, George Newman (Blossom Valley Press 1981)
  • The Parents Book About Divorce, Richard Gardner (Bantam 1977)
  • Prenups For Lovers, A Romantic Guide To Prenuptial Agreements, Arlene G. Dubin (Random House 2001)
  • Putting Kids First, Walking Away From Marriage Without Walking Over The Kids, Michael L. Oddenino (1995)
  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, Bruce Fisher
  • Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy For Reconnecting With Your Partner, Phillip C. McGraw (2000)
  • Remarriage: A Family Affair, Lillian Messinger (Plenum Press 1984)
  • The Seat Of The Soul, by Gary Zukav (1990)
  • Second Chances, Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blackslee (Tickner and Fields 1989)
  • Shares Parenthood After Divorce, Ciji Ware (Viking 1982)
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John M. Gottman (Three Rivers Press 1999)
  • Step-Families: Living, Loving, and Learning, Elizabeth Ginskin (MacMillan 1982)
  • Step-Motherhood: How To Survive Without Feeling Frustrated, Left-Out, or Wicked, Cherie Burns (Times Books 1985)
  • Surviving The Break-Up: How Children and Parents Cope With Divorce, Judith S. Wallerstein and Joan B. Kelley (Basic Books, Inc. 1980)
  • Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay: A Step-By-Step Guide To Helping You Decide Whether To Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship, Mira Kirschenbaum (1997)
  • Untying The Knot, Janine M. Bernard and Harold Hacknet (Winston Press 1983)
  • What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce And Custody, Gayle Rosenwald and Sally Abrahms
  • Your Divorce Advisor, Diana Mercer and Marsha Kline Pruett (Simon and Schuster 2001)
  • Your Pocket Divorce Guide, Linda C. Senn

Books For Young Adults:

  • Breaking Up, Norma Klein (Avon 1980)
  • The Day The Loving Stopped, Julie List (Seaview Books 1980)
  • Hatchet, Gary Paulsen (1996)
  • Help: A Girl’s Guide To Divorce & Stepfamilies, Nancy Holyoke and Scott Nash (1999)
  • How It Feels When Parents Divorce, Jill Krementz (Alfred A. Knopf 1984)
  • How To get It Together When Your Parents Divorce, Arlene Richards and Irene Willis (Bantam Books 1976)
  • It’s Not The End Of The World, Judy Blume (Bantam 1986)
  • Keeping Your Life Together When Your Parents Pull Apart: A Teen’s Guide To Surviving Divorce, Angela Elwell Hunt (2000)
  • My Parents Are Divorced, Too, Bonnie Dobson (1979)

Books For Children 9-12:

  • The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce, Richard Gardner (1970)
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary (1994)
  • Divorced But Still My Parents, Shirley Thomas and Dorothy Rankin (1997)
  • Divorce Can Happen To The Nicest People, Peter Mayle (MacMillan 1979)
  • Don’t Fall Apart on Saturdays: The Children’s Divorce-Survival Book, Adolph J. Moser and David Melton (2000)
  • For Better, For Worse: A Guide To Surviving Divorce for Preteens and Their Families, Janet Bode and Stan Mack (2000)
  • How Does It Feel When Your Parents Get Divorced, Terry Berger (Messner 1976)
  • Mr. Rogers Talks With Families About Divorce, Fred Rogers and Claire O’Brien (1988)
  • Now I Have A Step-Parent and It’s Kind of Confusing, Janet Sinberg Stenson (Avon Books 1979)
  • What In The World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce, Roberta Beyer and Kent Winchester (2001)
  • When Mom and Dad Separate, Marge Eaton Heegaard (1992)
  • The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson (1998)

Books For Children 3-8:

  • At Daddy’s on Saturday’s, Linda Watvoord Girard (1991)
  • The Dinosaur’s Divorce, L. and M. Brown (Little, Brown 1988)
  • Divorce, Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis (Putnam 1998)
  • Good Bye, Daddy! Brigitte Weninger (1997)
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Jeanie Franz Ransom (2000)
  • I Have A New Family Now: Understanding Blended Families, Robert Prince Monroe 1998
  • I Love You More Than . . . , Elizabeth Hickey and James Cohen (1998)
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers 1998)
  • Let’s Talk: Early Separation and Divorce Activity Book, Jim Boulden and Joan Boulden
  • Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce, Cornelia Spelman (2001)
  • Mom and Dad BreakUp, Joan Singleton Prestine (1996)
  • My Family’s Changing: A First Look At Family BreakUp, Pat Thomas (1999)
  • My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced, Lois V. Nightingale (Nightingale Rose Publishers 1997)
  • What Am I Doing In A Step-Family, Claire Gallant Berman (1990)
  • When Mom and Dad Divorce, Emily Menendez – Aponte (2000)

Books About Mediation:

  • Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work, Mimi E. Lyster (Nolo Press)
  • Child Custody Mediation, Florence Bienenfield (1983)
  • The Divorce Mediation Answer Book: Save Time, Money and Emotional Energy With A Mediated Separation or Divorce, Carol A. Butler and Delores Deane Walker (1998)
  • Getting Together, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown (Penguin Books 1988)
  • Getting To Yes, Roger Fisher and William Vry (Penguin Books 1981)
  • Mediation, Jay Folberg and Allison Taylor (1988)
  • A Guide To Divorce Mediation, Friedhan (Workman Publishing Co. 1993)