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Contemplating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, New Harbinger Publications; August 2008. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understand their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in an unhealthy marriages. This practical guide will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce “Contemplating Divorce” includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision.

How to Know If It’s Time to Go; A 10-Step Reality Test for Your Marriage

Sterling publishers. For the millions caught in unhappy marriages, consumed by sadness, anger, and fear, the question haunts: “Should I divorce?” Now, in their insightful new book, a husband-and-wife team of marriage experts helps readers find the answer by taking them through ten steps to determine if their relationship has reached the breaking point. While Drs. Birnbach and Hyman do not advocate divorce, they point out that the most desirable situation—a happy long-term marriage—may simply not be possible in some cases. The book also discusses how the lives of people who stay in chronically unhappy marriages compare with those who split up. Filled with poignant case studies, cutting-edge research, and a 100–question self-assessment to determine if it’s “time to go,” this unique guide dispels the myths about divorce and enables readers to recognize if there is still hope . . . or if they (and their families) are better off apart.

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