Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life

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Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, written by Abigail Trafford, offers insight into the separation, anxiety, shock, ambivalence, denial, depression, and rebirth that individuals go through when faced with an imminent divorce.

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life shows divorcing couples that divorce takes strength, stamina and some deep soul-searching. However, Ms. Trafford's book ultimately reveals that letting go of a doomed marriage may be the only way to find a more satisfying life.

In Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Ms. Trafford offers up case studies of divorcing couples she has interviewed to illustrate the points in her self-help book. These case studies are often gripping and dramatic. But, they also but reflect what many unhappy couples go through when faced with a divorce.

Excerpt From The Book

"People will ask you: I didn't know you were having trouble. What went wrong? You already know the easy answers -- they were in the script of the confrontation scene. Then some of your friends say: I never liked the bitch/bastard you were married to anyway. You wonder if they knew something you never knew. Then you go over your confrontation script again, refining your grievances, sharpening the battles. The main thing is to get this over with and get on with life."

About the Author

Ms. Trafford is an accomplished journalist. She currently serves as a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report. As a senior editor, Ms. Trafford has interviewed people across the country and from all walks of life about their divorces. Ms. Trafford also writes from personal experience. She has been through a divorce and Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life reflects the intensely personal experience which is becoming more and more common in American life.

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Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life