Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce

Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce

by Susan Pease Gadoua LCSW

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Overview

It's no secret that divorce is one of life's most stressful experiences. While this transition may be painful, it can also awaken you to new possibilities and help you discover who you are and what you really want in life.

Stronger Day by Day helps you get started on that new path by offering five-minute reflections, affirmations, and short journal exercises you can use each day to stay hopeful and emotionally centered as you move through this difficult time and eventually emerge with renewed confidence and strength.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572248090
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Unassigned Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, is founder and executive director of the Transition Institute of Marin in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, an agency that provides coaching, therapy, and workshops to people who are at some stage of marital dissolution. She also works with couples and adolescents. Gadoua's first book, Contemplating Divorce, appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Into the Unknown 4

2 Divorce isn't Easy, But it's Doable 7

3 Physical Well-Being 10

4 Reaching for the Sun 12

5 Restraint of Tongue and Pen 15

6 Sharing Your Pain 18

7 Stages of Grief 21

8 Denial 24

9 Anger 26

10 Bargaining 29

11 Depression 32

12 Acceptance 35

13 Roller-Coaster Ride 38

14 Embracing Pain 40

15 Courage 43

16 Character 46

17 A Better Divorce 49

18 Your Own Pace 52

19 Don't Believe Everything You Think 55

20 Challenges and Gifts 58

21 Showing Up 61

22 Making Promises 64

23 Nothing Extra 67

24 If Only 70

25 What Will People Think? 73

26 Deep Pain 75

27 Tears 78

28 Expectations 81

29 Patience 84

30 Disposition 87

31 Limited Visibility 90

32 The Enemy Inside 93

33 Divorce Through Different Lenses 96

34 The Vulnerability of Intimacy 101

35 Fear and Ambivalence 104

36 The Art of Being Assertive 107

37 Priorities 110

38 Getting Quiet 113

39 Perception 116

40 Resistance to Change 118

41 True Friends 121

42 Being Stretched 124

43 Dark Days 127

44 Security 130

45 Planting Seeds 133

46 An Unresolved Heart 136

47 Building Community 138

48 Feeling Hatred 141

49 Perspective 144

50 You are Loved 147

51 The New Normal 150

52 Solutions and Problems 153

53 Letting Go of Your Story in Order to Heal 156

54 Try Something New 159

55 Your Life After Divorce 162

56 Faith 165

57 Becoming More Conscious 168

58 Moving Through Your Anger 171

59 Setting Goals 175

60 Life as it is, Not as you Would Have it be 179

61 Blessing Your Spouse 183

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