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Books about Divorce

During a major life transition such as divorce, it can be validating and helpful to read about the experience. Here are some books geared towards children, parents and other adults. We provide a list of books for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of these books, nor does it endorse them. These books are not an attempt to provide any counseling or other type of intervention.

For Children

Brown, Laurene Krasney and Brown, Marc. Dinosaurs Divorce:  A guide for changing families. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1986. (Ages 3 - 6 years)

Gardner, Richard. The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce. Bantam Publishing, 1985. (Ages 9 and up)

Park, Barbara. Don’t Make Me Smile. Yearling, 2002. (Ages 8 – 12 years)

Designed for parents to read with children

Cole, Julia. How Do I Feel about My Parents Divorce? Cooper Beach Books, 1998. (Ages 6 and up)
Designed for older school-aged children with some reading skills, but should be pre-read by parents.

Lansky, Vicky. It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear. Book Peddlers, 1998. (Ages 3 – 7 years)

For Parents

Long, Nicholas and Forehand, Rex. Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust. McGraw-Hill Education, 2002.

Wolf, Anthony. Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster? A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.

For Adults

Beyer, Roberta, JD. Speaking of Divorce. Free Spirit Publishing, 2001.

Fisher, Bruce EdD. Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. Impact, 1999.

Joselow, Beth. When Divorce Hits Home. Authors Choice Press, 2000.

Robboy, Anita Wyzanski.  Aftermarriage: The Myth of Divorce. Alpha, 2001.

Vaughan, Diane. Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. Vintage, 1990.

Wyzanski‐Robboy, Anita. The Myths of Divorce –Unspoken Marriage Agreements. Alpha, 2002.


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