8 Books to Read When Going Through a Divorce

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8 Books to Read About Divorce That Might Make The Process A Little Less Painful

Divorce is not an easy part of life. And while it is not totally uncommon that doesn't make it any easier. If you need some support, read these 8 books about divorce.

Of course, personal experiences may range but learning about different perspectives can help the healing process. From memoirs to handy guides, it doesn't hurt to pick up a book during trying times. The best part of each book included on this list, they will make you laugh and motivate you to start a new life worth living.

So pick up a book, Eat, Pray, Love your way out of this temporarily shitty part of life and start that new chapter, in both life, and these divorce books. You got this!

1. Wild

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Cheryl Strayed embarked on the trip of her life once her marriage fell apart. She decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail which stretches from the Mojave Desert through California to Oregon and Washington. She did it all alone, an experience that helped put her life back together.

2. Heartburn

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Written by the talented, Nora Ephron Heartburn was based on the end of Ephron's first marriage when she was seven months pregnant. Ephron proves that using painful experiences can be quite cathartic. With recipes interwoven in each chapter, you'll feel a little better in no time.

3. How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over

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How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed hits on the devastating parts of divorce; custody battles, selling goods, and re-entering the workforce for this stay-at-home mom. But, through trials and tribulations, author Theo Pauline Nestor rises from the ashes to embark on a new chapter of her life.

4. Falling Apart in One Piece

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Stacy Morrison details how her life was turned upside when her husband of ten years asked for a divorce. With a new baby, house, and a high-powered job in publishing, she was trying to keep everything together. Once she started to learn, and listen, the experience prepared her for the next steps. Her perseverance and motivated will serve as a positive example for women going through the same life-changing event.

5. Eat, Pray, Love

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Elizabeth Gilbert details her journey of self-exploration away from her marriage, career, and life. If you're feeling stuck, or in a dark place, this book will serve as a crutch to lean on. It might even inspire you to travel and find your new self again. Julia Roberts did!

6. Split: A Memoir of Divorce

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Like most women, Suzanne Finnamore was blindsided by divorce. If you're going through a painful divorce, there are many things you need to wrap your mind around. But reading Split can help guide you through the ups and downs with a promise that there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

7. A Discarded Woman, Repurposed

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With a title like that, how could you ignore this book about divorce? At fifty, Maraya Holt was, out of nowhere, dumped by her fiancé. Holt decided to find herself again, and rise out of her pain. A Discarded Woman, Repurposed will teach you to find adventure, love, and yourself again. Life is too short to wait around, Holt will remind you to live life with extreme purpose.

8. Talking to Children About Divorce: A Parent's Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce

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Divorce affects more than two people, especially when children, of any age, are involved. There's no simple way to divorce but it doesn't have to be a traumatic event in a child's life. In order to support your children through this life-changing adjustment, therapist Jean McBride's guide is a must-read. It's important to put your children's wellbeing before you, and your ex-spouse.

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