Books on Life After Divorce

Marcelina Hardy, MSEd, BCC
Books are a great source of support.

Divorce is such a turbulent time, which is why many people find comfort from books on life after divorce. These books provide information, enlightenment, and support through all of the legalities, emotions, and fears you may face after leaving your spouse.

How Books on Life after Divorce Can Help You

Did you know that books can be therapeutic? It's called bibliotherapy and many therapists use it in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques to help their clients deal with many different stressors in life. Bibliotherapy is reading books that have to do with what you are going through at some part in your life to help you put your situation into perspective. Depending on the book recommended or the one you choose, you can find answers to questions, support for your feelings or advice on what to do to make your situation better.

Another reason why books can be helpful when you are going through a stressful event is it helps you work on your issues at home where you are comfortable. Many times in therapy, you may feel nervous or pressured for time but at home, you can take as much or as little time each day to deal with the aftermath of the end of the relationship.

How to Find Books on Divorce

Due to the increasing divorce rates across the United States, there are many books available at your local library or bookstore. Books on life after divorce are even more popular because they encompass a larger realm of subject areas you can search for support. Instead of only looking in the divorce section of your local bookstore, try looking in the self-improvement section. You will find many publications focusing on how to improve your life, how to make yourself happy, how to handle grief, how to handle anger and so much more.

If you are seeing a therapist, he or she will probably have a list of material you can read to help you cope. You can also do a search on the Internet. You will find hundreds available on life after separation from your spouse. Here are a few you may want to look into purchasing.

Helping Parents Help Their Children

You may not be the only one that is trying to pick up the pieces after the end of your marriage. The separation between you and your spouse has greatly affected your children. It's important to include them in the process and help them understand why mommy and daddy are no longer together. To help you help your children, many books are available.

Needing Help Even When You Wanted to End the Marriage

Even if you wanted to end the relationship, you may have unresolved issues to deal with concerning the breakup. The most important thing is not to keep these feelings bottled up inside because they will affect your life over time. After you and your spouse separate, it's time for you to mourn the end of the union you both shared. This means you will need to look back, think about what went wrong and what you can take away from it. There will be many feelings, emotions, and thoughts going through your mind at this time. Reading is a great way to sort them out so you can start to feel like yourself again and start living a happier and satisfying life.

Books on Life After Divorce