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The Divorce Recovery Workbook


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Divorce often leads to unresolved feelings of anger, betrayal, and sadness. The Divorce Recovery Workbook offers a unique approach using mindfulness and positive psychology to help readers cope with these negative emotions so that they can rebuild their lives. With exercises and tips for managing a difficult co-parenting relationship and powerful practices based in self-compassion and forgiveness, readers will learn to heal, forgive, and form new, loving relationships.

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Mark S. Rye, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Skidmore College. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. His research in the field of positive psychology, which focuses on how forgiveness and gratitude relate to mental health, has been funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Fetzer Institute. Crystal Dea Moore, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of social work and holds the endowed Quadracchi Chair of Social Responsibility at Skidmore College. She received her PhD in social welfare from the University at Albany, State University of New York and is a licensed clinical social worker.


"The Divorce Recovery Workbook skillfully integrates uncovering feelings, mindfulness, and compassion to allow the reader to navigate the difficult necessity of post-divorce forgiveness. A very thoughtful, useful, and helpful book."
--Frederic Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, and author of Forgive for Good
"Divorce is a process that often leaves one emotionally raw, hurt, and angry. It's critical that you take the time to heal from the emotional fallout of divorce--and, all too often, people don't do the work or know what to do. If you want an effective action plan and strategies to move forward to build a better life post-divorce, this book is it! It's a must-read for all my divorce coaching clients."
--Deborah Moskovitch, divorce coach and author of The Smart Divorce
"Divorce is painful, but it can be navigated with compassion. This wonderful book contains concrete tools that will help you learn how to support yourself through this trying time, so you'll emerge happier, healthier, and whole again."
--Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor in human development and culture, University of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion
"Give this one five stars! Rye and Moore have integrated the most up-to-date psychology research into a down-to-earth, practical workbook filled with user-friendly exercises and a spirit of hope. This will be an invaluable tool for any man or woman struggling with the pain of divorce."
--Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD, professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, and author of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
"In The Divorce Recovery Workbook, Rye and Moore provide an excellent applied workbook for you if you've been dealing with the loss of a marriage or long-term relationship. In fact, as I read the manuscript, I could not help but think that the workbook could help deal with many losses, not just divorce. It adapts evidence-based interventions from positive psychology--forgiveness of self and others, gratitude, benefit-finding, happiness, mindfulness, meaning-finding, and self-compassion--into dealing with your loss. It is a wonderful adaptation of respected scholarship so that you can benefit by it."
--Everett L. Worthington, Jr., PhD, professor and director of the counseling psychology program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and author of Moving Forward
"Reading the book is a sheer delight. You feel like the authors are sitting and talking with you about the struggles of divorce, and ever so gently and professionally offering a series of well-proven, positive psychology remedies for coping. This is a positive, insightful, and compassionate approach."
--Loren L. Toussaint, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Luther College, and associate director of Sierra Leone Forgiveness Project
"Rye and Moore have developed a powerful and practical resource for those struggling with the pain of divorce. This workbook is personally engaging and easy to read, and it is firmly grounded in empirical research. Rye and Moore manage to strike just the right balance. "
--Julie Exline, PhD, professor of psychology and director of clinical training at Case Western Reserve University

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