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This book should be required reading for any woman who has been in an abusive relationship, physical and/or emotional. The focus is on the man and why he does the things he does, even if he claims he loves you. Women who are armed with this insight can have a better understanding of the dynamics of her relationship with her spouse which can lead to regaining control of her life and make it more likely for her to heal emotionally. Author Lundy Bancroft uses “he” for the abuser and “she” for the abused. However, even if abuse also occurs in same sex relationships, the bulk of what is described in this book is still relevant to that situation.
Book Review – You get a lot of advice during your divorce. Some you should follow and some you better leave alone. The best advice may not come from your family, close friends, counselors and lawyers. It may come from someone emotionally disconnected who, however, can relate to your situation. Michael Jeffries wants to be that distant friend and offers support with his own experience of extreme parental alienation. If scientific books about alienation do not speak to you, this one may.
Book Review – Let’s be serious: There is nothing nice about a divorce. It is tough business in most scenarios and if things turn ugly, more than likely you are facing a bitter fight. And if that is the case, you will have to be prepared: Know what to expect and learn how you build a legal strategy. A calm mindset and a good lawyer are two important parts of your plan. But you will also need to educate yourself. A book such as Your Civil War should be on your shopping list.
I admit that I had a special interest in reviewing this book. I am in a pretty nasty divorce myself. It is apparently one of those cases that might drag on for years if there is no miracle breakthrough. I came across this book with a promising sub title indicating that, provided I follow the guidelines given by the author, I will win custody of my children.
Book Review – Occasionally, you stumble over true treasures on the Internet. Earlier today, I downloaded a free eBook out of pure curiosity. I have learned my lesson in you-get-what-you-pay-for, so I wasn’t expecting much. However, I now know that How To Be A Better Single Parent is among the best general advice books I have read since the separation from my spouse.
It is tough reviewing a book that is provided to you as free with the same measure as you would review a book you would pay $20 or more for. But I have no problem claiming that the advice provided can hold its own in such comparisons. Expect exactly what the title promises: A guide how you can become a better single parent.
Book Review – The Child Custody Book by Judge James Stewart is the book you are likely to see first when you research the child custody topic in a book store. Its compelling title (including the tagline “How to Protect Your Children and Win Your Case”) may be the reason why it is believed to be the best selling child custody book title in the U.S. This fact was reason enough for me to have a closer look at its content and see what you can expect.
Child custody is a pretty broad topic that is reflected by the book’s 13 chapters that range from the role of attorneys over parenting plans to psychological evaluations, tips how to find a great attorney (and dump that lazy one), how much your custody battle will cost and how you should behave in front of a judge and evaluator. In fact, I do not know any other book that covers more child custody topics.
Book Review – If you are divorced or if you are in the process of getting divorced, then it is no secret to you that divorce is one of the most painful experiences you will make in your life, especially if children are involved. But no matter how deep and severe the emotional pain, the true casualties are the lives of your children.
If you are like me, then it may have taken you some time to understand what that really means and adjust your life accordingly. And you may have made some decisions that you now know were wrong. Separation and divorce remain one of those unpredictable environments that often seem to lack the kind of common sense that is present in a functional marriage. And if we are honest, that common sense is often missing on both sides, divorced mom and divorced dad.