Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving after Divorce

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-07
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
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The heartfelt stories inChicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recoveryprovide support, inspiration, and sometimes humor on all the phases of divorce. The writers share their personal stories about the initial shock of the decision, to the logistics of living through the divorce, to the inevitable self-discovery, and the new world of dating and even remarriage. It is a wonderfully uplifting book. Readers going through a divorce will find this book a tremendous source of emotional support and a good guide as to what to expect as they go through the process. The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Forewordp. xiii
Is This the End... or the Beginning?
A Little Clump of Dirtp. 1
Revelationp. 5
The Little Pink Housep. 7
The Gut Speaksp. 10
The Toolboxp. 13
A Win-Win Situationp. 17
Home Is Where Your Heart Livesp. 20
Disconnectingp. 22
The Heart Knows Bestp. 25
Repossessionp. 28
An End Is Also a New Beginningp. 32
Forgiving and Letting Go
Forgiveness Is a Choicep. 39
Fixing Things According to Sadiep. 41
Baking Away Bitternessp. 44
Thank You for Leavingp. 47
Thoughts on Love and Forgivenessp. 52
Much Too Lovedp. 55
Close Encounter of the Healing Kindp. 58
Flower Powerp. 61
Taking the Plungep. 63
Wedded Blissp. 67
It's Over... and We're Still Friends
Doing Divorcep. 73
The Second Half of Foreverp. 76
I Have a Step-Wifep. 79
Full Circlep. 82
Graduating with My Three Husbandsp. 84
End of the Marriage, not "The End"p. 88
Growing Upp. 92
Unless Death Part Usp. 95
When He Looked Like James Deanp. 98
Christmas Lightsp. 101
Divorce is Not an Endp. 105
A Broken Family but Not Broken Hearts
Loving Your Way Through Divorcep. 111
Trading Placesp. 114
A Mother Bear in Courtp. 117
The "D" Wordp. 122
You Can Do Thisp. 124
A True Motherp. 126
Breathep. 128
Patch Workp. 132
No Regretsp. 136
A Little Child Shall Lead Themp. 139
The Giftp. 142
Lies Your Mother Told Youp. 145
Special Moments and Everyday Miracles
What Should I Do?p. 151
Just Like a Real Motherp. 154
Not Alonep. 157
Without Ever Knowingp. 160
Stickers for His Dadp. 162
For a Lifetimep. 165
A Bear with a Badgep. 167
Photo Albump. 170
A Living Miraclep. 172
The Last Timep. 175
A Christmas Eve Miraclep. 178
Life on the Front Burner-Now, It's All About Me!
Flashes of Brilliancep. 185
Warriorp. 187
Climbing Diamond Headp. 190
Divorced and the Envy of Them Allp. 194
Million Dollar Mermaidp. 197
Jack and Janniep. 202
A Sign of Hopep. 207
Clarityp. 209
Journey to Peacep. 212
Sleeping Alonep. 217
The Journey Homep. 220
That's Life. Live It. Feel Itp. 224
New Fish in the Dating Pond
A Match Made in Mudp. 231
Gone to the Dogsp. 234
The Perfect Match?p. 236
Love Was Just a Phone Call Awayp. 238
Six Simple Wordsp. 242
Dating and the Single Momp. 244
Team Fix-Itp. 247
The Dating Gamep. 251
A Kid's Perspectivep. 254
Post-Divorce Datingp. 256
Single, With Childrenp. 260
My First Lovep. 263
You and Me... and Kids, Too?
No Furniturep. 271
My Ex-Husband's Weddingp. 274
Father's Dayp. 278
One "Step" at a Timep. 281
Third Time's a Charmp. 282
Bringing Up Amyp. 285
An Adjusted Fitp. 288
Never Letting Gop. 290
Isaac's New Familyp. 292
New Insights and Ageless Wisdom
Lessons in Divorcep. 297
Listen to the Womanp. 299
Divorce Is Like a Cakep. 303
Me and the Money in the Middlep. 307
Tick Tockp. 311
Lessons from the Lakep. 314
The Little Family That Melted Awayp. 319
An Unmarked Pathp. 323
Still Lovedp. 326
A Little Cheat Sheet for Griefp. 329
The First Thing I Did After My Divorce Was Final Wasp. 332
Buying a Ticket to Lifep. 338
Write Your Relationship in Pencilp. 341
Meet the Contributorsp. 349
Who is Jack Canfield?p. 365
Who is Mark Victor Hansen?p. 367
Who is Patty Hansen?p. 369
Acknowledgmentsp. 373
More Chicken Soupp. 376
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