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And They Lived Happily Never After. Barbara Dydyk, $19.95

A brief survival guide for women experiencing separation and divorce.


Collaborative Divorce: the Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life. Pauline Tesler & Peggy Thompson, $19.99

Though divorce will always be painful, Collaborative Divorce introduces you to an effective alternative that will address your legal, financial, and emotional needs and achieve the best family arrangement possible. Whether you’ve already begun the process or are still weighing your options, Collaborative Divorce is essential reading that will inspire you to approach divorce as a vehicle for conflict resolution, healing, and positive, long-term change.


The Collaborative Way to Divorce: the Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs and Happier Kids — Without Going to Court. Stuart Webb & Ronald Ousky, $18.50

Research reveals that how a couple conducts themselves during a divorce has far greater impact on their children than the divorce itself. Compassionate, clear, and comprehensive, The Collaborative Way to Divorce introduces a dignified, highly strategic solution to divorce known as the collaborative process. The Collaborative Way to Divorce guides readers through the steps of the collaborative process so that they may make better, more informed decisions — without going to court.

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Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps To Living Happily Even After. Katherine Woodward Thomas, $22.99

We enter our romantic relationships with great love, hope, and excitement — we've found the 'one', so we plan and forge our futures together.  But sometimes, for many different reasons, relationships come undone; they don't work out. Commonly, we view this as a personal failure, rather than an opportunity. And instead of honoring what we once meant to each other, we hoard bitterness and anger, stewing in shame and resentment.  Sometimes even lashing out in destructive and hurtful ways, despite the fact that we’re good people at heart. That's natural: we're almost biologically primed to respond this way. 

Yet there is another path to the end of a relationship — one filled with mutual respect, kindness, and deep caring.  Katherine Woodward Thomas provides the valuable skills and tools for you to travel this challenging terrain. This paradigm-shifting guide will steer you away from a bitter end and toward a new life that’s empowered and flourishing.


Contemplating Divorce: a Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go. Susan Pease Gadoua, $21.95

By clarifying assumptions about and expectations for their relationships to their spouses, the step-by-step approach in Contemplating Divorce helps readers decide whether to try to make a flagging marriage work or proceed with the difficult decision to divorce.


Every Canadian's Guide to the Law, 4th Edition. Linda Silver Dranoff, $24.99

Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law unfolds in a clear, accessible “cradle-to-grave” format, addressing issues from fetal rights to human rights, from teen sexuality to marriage and divorce, from workplace issues to will and estate issues. Linda Silver Dranoff provides insight into the process of law and how it responds to changing social values, revealing how laws evolve over time and pointing to future trends.

The new edition addresses important legal developments, including significant changes to family law—from stricter rules against non-disclosure and non-payment to tough orders against parental alienation, from revised pension-sharing rules to the novelty of three or more support-paying parents for some children. This encyclopedic guide elucidates new rights for the self-employed, drastic changes to retirement rules, laws against identity theft, dramatic changes to criminal law sentencing and upgraded protections for children, and more. As the number of self-represented litigants continues to grow, the need for an easy-to-understand and comprehensive guide to Canadian law has never been greater.

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Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce. Stacy Morrison, $17.00

Falling Apart in One Piece is the emotionally charged story of a divorce that brought the surprising gift of grace.


Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces: a Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain. Paul Coleman, $21.95

Behind every tragedy and loss lies a tranquil reality just waiting to be found. Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces shows you how to use the Four Paths of Transformation — acceptance, inspiration, release, and compassion — to move past your suffering and discover inner peace. Author Paul Coleman, PsyD, guides you through every chapter with powerful exercises that help you evaluate your current emotional state and how the hardship has impacted your life. With his guidance and insight, you will learn how to transform your pain into positive thinking, find perspective through charitable acts, and hone in on what you need to do to step into a brighter future.

Whether mourning the loss of a romance, health, a loved one, or coping with any of life's upheavals, Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces will help you overcome your pain and finally find peace within yourself.


First Steps through Separation & Divorce. Penny Rich, $10.95

Approaching the subject in a clear, concise manner, FIRST STEPS THROUGH SEPARATION & DIVORCE shows how to cope with making the decision to separate or divorce, and the many issues that you will face in the first few days, weeks, and beyond. If you are staring at the future not knowing how to handle the legal side, the emotional turmoil, the children, the house — the new world — then this compact guide can help you take your first steps toward a brighter future.


The Good Divorce: How to Walk Away Financially Sound and Emotionally Happy. Raoul Felder & Barbara Victor, $16.99

There is nothing better than a good marriage. But when a marriage goes bad, there is no better option than divorce to give men and women a chance to start over. Handled wisely, divorce can be a beginning, not an end. It is the doorway to a new life free of hurt, anger, and resentment.

THE GOOD DIVORCE covers each phase of divorce, from knowing when to call it quits, to choosing a lawyer, to the final decree. The authors explore prenuptial contracts, mediation, alimony, child custody, same-sex marriage, and life after divorce. This is a practical and real-life guide to making divorce more fair, civilized, and painless.

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The Long Way Home: the Powerful 4-Step Plan for Adult Children of Divorce. M. Gary Neuman, $29.95

Millions of adults were children of divorce — and while a few have found closure and healing, many continue to struggle with the trauma of their parents' divorce, commonly even 20, 30, or 40 years after it happened. If you are experiencing some of the common reactions to divorce, including issues of trust, ongoing sadness, and the feeling that you can't shake your past, then you are likely still suffering from the pain of your parents' divorce. This book is designed to help you rebuild your past, regardless of how long you have felt unable to do so. Licensed family counselor Gary Neuman has worked successfully with many adult survivors of parental divorce. In this book, he presents a new, proven program to help you see and understand your past in order to let go of the pain of your parents' divorce and transform both your present and your future.


Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life. Diana Mercer & Katie Wennechuk, $18.50

You can get divorced without losing your shirt — or your sanity. Divorce without devastation is what this book is all about.  Making Divorce Work provides the tools and inspirations you’ll need to put an end to unproductive arguments and take control of your divorce — rather than letting it take control of you.


Negotiating with Your Ex: Divorce Is Only the Beginning. Brad McRae, $23.95

A divorce is a new beginning in your relationship with your now-ex-spouse. It brings a new series of challenges and requires a new set of skills. Personal, financial and legal issues may linger for years. Parenting challenges will certainly last a lifetime. How do you minimize conflict and maximize effectiveness in this new beginning? In this book, a respected authority on conflict resolution and negotiation provides a definitive guide on creating a win-win situation with your former partner. Brad McRae outlines how to avoid the pitfalls that can beset those who think a divorce is an end and not simply a chapter in the relationship.


On Your Own Again: the Down-to-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting On with Your Life. Keith Anderson & Roy MacSkimming, $19.99

On Your Own Again delivers proven, practical help for surviving a shattered relationship and building a new life. Highly readable and leavened with humour, Dr. Anderson’s book is a straightforward, step-by-step guide for all readers, male or female, young or middle-aged, straight or gay, to coping with loss and speeding recovery — so that they can live happily on their own again. This updated edition contains new material on Internet dating and Web sources.

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Ontario Divorce Kit, 19th Edition (includes Guide, Forms & CD-ROM), David Botnick, $34.95 (

With this kit, you can obtain your own divorce in Ontario and save hundreds of dollars in lawyers’ fees.  The Ontario Divorce Kit contains:

  • a step-by-step guide, written by an Ontario lawyer
  • all the necessary forms specific to the laws of Ontario, on both paper and CD-ROM
  • a complete copy of the Divorce Guide for Canada for reference

Use this kit when:

  • Both parties want a divorce
  • At least one spouse has resided in Ontario for the last year
  • There are no disputes over child custody, property, or spousal support

The Optimist's Guide to Divorce: How to Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love. Suzanne Riss & Jill Sockwell, $17.95

Wise, comforting, and uplifting, The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce captures the experience of sisterhood through the voices of its authors and their community of women. Brimming with stories and insights, valuable resources and smart strategies, in-the-trenches tips and sanity-saving takeaways, this book prepares you for each phase of divorce, from having “the talk,” to breaking the news to family and friends, to figuring out where to live, to co-parenting with an ex, to rebounding and rebooting your life. It’s divided into three sections that cover the process from start to finish — Deal, Heal, and Reveal — and make it easy to jump in wherever you are in your journey. And even better, to make the choices that will help you develop a better relationship with the one person you’ll be with for the rest of your life — yourself.


Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends, 4th Edition. Bruce Fisher & Robert Alberti, $26.95

If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and rebuild" yourself from the ground up. Rebuilding features Bruce Fisher's "divorce process rebuilding blocks," a proven-effective  process for putting one's life back together after divorce.

This book also includes Fisher's detailed Healing Separation model-the first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. This fourth edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers.

If you've been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!

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Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger, $19.99

Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better — many of these "persuasive blamers" leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way.

SPLITTING is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic STOP WALKING ON EGGSHELLS, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way.


Surviving Your Divorce: a Guide to Canadian Family Law. Michael Cochrane, $29.99

This accessible, practical guide answers your questions about the legal and financial consequences of separation and divorce in Canada for married and common-law couples. Written in non-legal language, this revised and updated edition offers clear and candid information on:

  • The emotional stages of relationship breakdown
  • Child custody
  • Property division
  • Support
  • Domestic violence
  • Wills
  • What to tell the children
  • How to save money on legal fees
  • As well as samples of key legal documents and glossary of legal terms and much more …

Transcending Divorce: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Alan Wolfelt, $18.95

If you’re hurting after a divorce, or know someone who is, this book is for you. Warm, direct and easy to understand, this is a book you will not want to put down.

The Transcending Divorce Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones. Alan Wolfelt, $16.95

This companion journal to Transcending Divorce explores the 10 crucial touchstones for finding hope and healing the mourning heart, including dispelling misconceptions about divorce, seeking reconciliation, and appreciating the transformation.

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The Wilderness of Divorce: Finding Your Way. Alan Wolfelt, $17.95

This hardcover gift book is a compassionate, easy-to-read guide to finding your way through the wilderness of divorce. This book is an excerpted version of the comprehensive Transcending Divorce: Ten Essential Touchstones, making it a more concise, friendly guide for the newly divorced.


Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family. Karyl McBride, $22.00

With more than three decades of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. McBride guides you through the emotional fallout and challenges of being married to and divorcing a narcissist. The court system assumes that both parties in most high-conflict divorces are at fault, but a narcissist can wreak havoc in the divorce process. Karyl McBride shows how to navigate this kind of divorce and how you and your children can heal afterward.

Written for those considering or already going through divorce, as well as the professionals working with them, Will I Ever Be Free of You has three parts: Recognizing the Problem, Breaking Free, and Healing from the Debilitating Impact of Narcissistic Relationships. You begin by learning exactly what narcissism is, how to identify it, and how it affects relationships, then how to begin and carry on through a divorce and make the best decisions for you and your children. This guide offers new therapeutic strategies and practical guidance for protecting yourself and your children through this difficult time.


You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace after a Breakup, Divorce, or Death. Louise Hay & David Kessler, $14.99

This remarkable book discusses the emotions that occur when a relationship leaves you broken-hearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. It will also foster awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more.

With a perfect blend of Louise's teachings and affirmations on personal growth and transformation and David's many years of working with those in grief, this empowering book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing hope and fresh insights into your life and even your current and future relationships. You will not only learn how to help heal your grief, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart.

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Complete Booklist

And They Lived Happily Never After. Barbara Dydyk, $19.95

Collaborative Divorce: the Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life. Pauline Tesler & Peggy Thompson, $19.99

The Collaborative Way to Divorce: the Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs and Happier Kids — Without Going to Court. Stuart Webb & Ronald Ousky, $18.50

Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps To Living Happily Even After. Katherine Woodward Thomas, $22.99

Contemplating Divorce: a Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go. Susan Pease Gadoua, $21.95

Every Canadian's Guide to the Law, 4th Edition. Linda SIlver Dranoff, $24.99

Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce. Stacy Morrison, $17.00

Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces: a Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain. Paul Coleman, $21.95

First Steps through Separation & Divorce. Penny Rich, $10.95

The Good Divorce: How to Walk Away Financially Sound and Emotionally Happy. Raoul Felder & Barbara Victor, $16.99

The Long Way Home: the Powerful 4-Step Plan for Adult Children of Divorce. M. Gary Neuman, $29.95

Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life. Diana Mercer & Katie Wennechuk, $18.50

Negotiating with Your Ex: Divorce Is Only the Beginning. Brad McRae, $23.95

Ontario Divorce Kit, 19th Edition (includes Guide, Forms & CD-ROM), David Botnick, $34.95

On Your Own Again: the Down-to-Earth Guide to Getting Through a Divorce or Separation and Getting On with Your Life. Keith Anderson & Roy MacSkimming, $19.99

The Optimist's Guide to Divorce: How to Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love. Suzanne Riss & Jill Sockwell, $17.95

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends, 4th Edition. Bruce Fisher & Robert Alberti, $26.95

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger, $19.99

Surviving Your Divorce: a Guide to Canadian Family Law. Michael Cochrane, $29.99

Transcending Divorce: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Alan Wolfelt, $18.95

The Transcending Divorce Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones. Alan Wolfelt, $16.95

The Wilderness of Divorce: Finding Your Way. Alan Wolfelt, $17.95

Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family. Karyl McBride, $22.00

You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace after a Breakup, Divorce, or Death. Louise Hay & David Kessler, $14.99

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