Susan Pease Gadoua is the author of the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go, as well as Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce and The Top Ten Misguided Reasons to Stay in a Bad Marriage. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a licensed therapist with an expertise in marriage and divorce. She earned her BA in psychology from Drew University and her master's in social work from NYU and San Francisco State University. Gadoua has appeared on television and radio programs, including The CBS Early Show, and in print publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Divorce Magazine. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post's "Divorce" page and PsychologyToday.comIn addition to providing marriage and divorce counseling to clients throughout the world, Gadoua trains therapists on how to help clients through divorce using a program she developed called the Phoenix Method for Divorce Recovery . Passionate about her work, she's a dynamic presenter and is available for consultations, public speaking, or trainings. To learn more, visit changingmarriage.com.Vicki Larson is a longtime journalist, freelancer, columnist, and blogger. She works as the lifestyles editor and writer at a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, Mommy Tracked, Modern Mom, Divorce 360, and the anthologies Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our 40s and Nothing But The Truth: Women on Life's Transitions. She has been a guest on radio shows, including Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit," and is the proud mother of two extraordinary young men.
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