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20 Great Books Every Divorced Women Should Read

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Divorce is hard, there are no two ways about it. Just because it is hard, that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and accept the pain. Here are 20 books that you could (and should) read to help you through this trying time.

#1 Awakening to Life by Patricia Young

This book is a must-read guide with actionable and empowering activities to go to the root suffering, re-learn self-love and take responsibility for your own life. This book will definitely elevate your life, since it provides support in making the transition from living a small, unfulfilled life, to stepping fully into the big life we are all meant to live.

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Contributors: Patricia Young from Inner Prosperity Academy

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#2 Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

This is a great, quick read! Its story style is very thought-provoking and will allow you to pick up and move on in your life.

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Contributors: Joyce Blue from Empowering You Life Enhancement Coaching

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#3 The Three Roots by Rudolph Briscoe

This book speaks specifically about an area that affects most marriages, for example, page 11, but also how these three areas can be understood and overcome. These three roots affect our relationship with others, the book is a must read to help in avoiding the repeat of mistakes and how to get the courage to move on and be successful.

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Contributors: Rudolph Briscoe from RudolphBriscoe

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  1. Discussion, explanations and understanding of fear, pride and ignorance from a religious viewpoint has been long overdue. The print, topics and overall arrangement of the script not only makes “The Three Roots” easy to read but also to understand. Rudolf Briscoe has written a masterpiece in that both young, old and the young at heart can read and identify with aspects of this narrative. He has also substantiated every theme with an scripture from the bible. Concise, precise and educational. A must read!

#4 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating

Help for dating after divorce in mid-life and beyond. Tips that focus on boosting self-esteem, honoring your values, and choosing partners with criteria that support who you are.

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Contributors: Rosalind Sedacca from Child-Centered Divorce

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  1. A great easy read packed with advice, tips, ideas and proven strategies to make you more confident and successful in finding a real love partner.

#5 Co Dependent No More by Melody Beattie

When this book was first suggested to me I didn't see any value in it because I was NOT co-dependent, but I took the suggestion and I must say it was super eyeopening to what co-dependency really is and how to start helping yourself and really taking care of you, so you can still take care of others in a healthy way.

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Contributors: Joyce Blue from Empowering You Life Enhancement Coaching

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#6 Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

This is an excellent book to read during a divorce to help women get out of or stay out of victim mentality. It will help you empower yourself to a much healthier relationship with everyone in your life including yourself.

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Contributors: Joyce Blue from Empowering You Life Enhancement Coaching

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#7 Stop Fighting Over the Kids by Michael Mastracci

Outstanding advice from a lawyer who cares about protecting the children during and long after the divorce with concrete advice, tips, and strategies that really work!

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Contributors: Rosalind Sedacca from Child-Centered Divorce

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  1. A totally wonderful book for divorcing parents to keep them on the road to successful coparenting the children they love.

#8 Godlly Women Waiting on Godly Men by Honey Gilmer

Godlly Women Waiting on Godly Men by Honey Gilmer is a memoir of a (now) happily married wife and grandmother who overcame a difficult childhood (sexual abuse by a relative). Many poor decisions followed as a result of low self-esteem from her experiences. Gilmer was broken inside and out, turned to God as a last resort and with His help, completely changed not only her mindset and behavior, but her life.

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Contributors: Mary Aucoin Kaarto, Author ofย HOPE for the LAID OFFย from MaryKaarto

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#9 Willpower Doesnโ€™t Work by Benjamin Hardy

The book Willpower Doesnโ€™t Work by Benjamin Hardy is a mandatory read for divorced women.

After a divorce, one may find them self in a new environment, wanting to go it alone, and overwhelmed. This book easily explains the science of how your environment shapes you and gives ways for you to help your life through your environment. It also discusses getting help, and why you DONโ€™T want to go it alone. Then gives numerous ways deal with overwhelm and how to give your life a new reset.

Donโ€™t let divorced women get in the trap that theyโ€™ll muscle through the situation. Instead, with this book, it can be a gentler time to begin to live the life of their dreams.

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Contributors: Elaine Wilkes from ElaineWilkes

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#10 To Be Told by Dan Allender

I highlighted this book so much I had to purchase another copy! I love this because it helps the reader realize that you are in control of your life and you are co-creating your life with God. This book helped me realize that life isn't just a random series of events, that I actually have some power over what happens and there is meaning in every detail of my life. It's a great way to use your past, to make your future much better.

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Contributors: Stacy Brookman from Stacy Brockman

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#11 Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

I recommend this book because nearly all relationships go awry because one of the parties (or both) have weak boundaries. Before you get into a new relationship, find your boundaries, practice keeping them up, and respect others' boundaries. This book tells you what boundaries are all about and how boundaries actually make a relationship healthy.

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Contributors: Stacy Brookman from Stacy Brockman

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#12 Mid-Life Joyride by J Hope Suis

In [this book] I discuss all aspects of starting over again after a divorce, including how to set up an online profile and how to start dating again. I also include a section on relationship advice for both men and women. The last section is all about re-discovering and re-inventing oneself if a divorce has created a void or questions and someone wishes to hit the reset button on their life. This is also a great book for divorced men, because most of the subject matter pertains to both sexes with some specialized focus on both genders.

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Contributors: Jackie Suis from Hope Boulevard

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#13 The Five Step Action Plan to a Happy & Healthy Marriage

We strongly suggest reading The 5 Step Action Plan to a Happy and Healthy Marriage as it talks about the 5 essential steps every couple needs to take for their marriages to work and why even if they divorce, ultimately because of the baggage that they are bringing to the table from their own past relationship history, that things aren't necessarily going to be better with a new partner, unless the reader becomes conscious of what went wrong the first time around.

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Contributors: Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin from The Marriage Restoration Project

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#14 How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams

This book speaks to the pain of separation and loss of dreams, whether it be through death or divorce. Even when the divorce is oneโ€™s choice, there is often a sense of failure and self-condemnation, and grief over the loss of what might have been. Although the book is not new it speaks in a friendly and sensible voice that breaks through the mind fog that often accompanies divorce and affirms our humanity and lights the way to a more promising future.

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Contributors: Marlene Morris from Marlene Morris Ministries

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#15 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

This book helps people understand the inappropriate ways couples try to handle conflict & why it is so detrimental to a relationship. It provides my clients with insight into what went wrong & hopefully helps them improve how they handle conflict in future relationships.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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#16 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

It is important to understand your own love language & be aware of the other types so that you can make a better effort in future relationships to make your needs known and so you can speak address your partner's needs.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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#17 If the Buddha Dated by Charoltte Kasl

This book will help mentally prepare you for dating by encouraging you to not have expectations. Go in with an open mind, each date is a lesson- either in what you want, or what you can't stand. ย And with each lesson, you get one step closer to what is meant to be.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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#18 He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo

[This book is a] great way to prepare someone for the dating scene.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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#19 It’s All Your Fault! by Bill Eddy

This book provides concrete tips for dealing with high conflict personalities. ย For those who will need to continue co-parenting with an ex-partner that is difficult, this gives people much-needed guidance in how to communicate and set boundaries.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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#20 Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason

A great read for those who are divorcing a person with mental illness. It helps you understand the impact high conflict people can have on their partners & what you need to do to break their spell or get away from the madness.

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Contributors: Regina A. DeMeo from ReginaDeMeo

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