He's History, You're Not : Surviving Divorce after 40

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-05
  • Publisher: GPP Life

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Erica Manfred was fifty-five when her husband announced he was leaving for a younger woman. Luckily, she had a girlfriend who had been through a recent divorcea friend who coached her through the frustrating, frightening process of taking care ofherselfagain. Divorced or separated women need advice not only from experts such as lawyers and therapists, but also from a sage, savvy girlfriend who's been there, done that. This book is that friend. Drawing both on her own experience and interviews with professionals and other divorced women, Manfred covers it allfrom the emotional devastation to the legal and financial hurdles, from dealing with the adult kids to getting back into the workforce . . . and back into dating.

Author Biography

Erica Manfred has written for Cosmopolitan, New York Times Magazine, Ms., Parenting, Woman’s Day, and Bottom Line/Personal, and is coauthor of The Doctor’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery. Previously a New York State caseworker who counseled families and children, she runs a women’s divorce support group in her hometown of Woodstock, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Just What You Needp. viii
Introductionp. x
Grieving Is a Full-Time Job: How to Survive the First-Worst-Yearp. 1
Before You Give Up: Reconciliation Strategies That Workp. 35
You and Your Divorce Lawyer: A Love-Hate Relationshipp. 63
Living Alone and Liking It: It Is Possible to Be Happy Without a Manp. 87
No, You Will Not Become a Bag Lady: Playing Your Cards Rightp. 112
Waiting Until the Kids Are Grown: The Kids Are Never Grownp. 136
What the Hell Happened to Your Marriage?: You Do Need to Figure It Outp. 158
Reinventing Yourself: How to Become Who You Really Arep. 183
Dating Again: On That Little Screen and Off Itp. 203
But I Love Her: Coping with Betrayalp. 234
Forgiving the Bastard and Moving On: Forgive Yourself Firstp. 255
Resourcesp. 277
Indexp. 289
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
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