Every woman considering divorce, or in the midst of a divorce, should be empowered to make intelligent, well-thought-out choices for herself, and for her children. In The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Divorce, noted psychotherapist Dr. Jill A. Murray and noted attorney Adam R. Dodge guide you through the key decisions involved in the divorce process, from making the initial decision to end your marriage, to going through the legal and emotional steps of divorce, and the challenges you may face in the aftermath.
In this eye-opening and compassionate guide, you’ll learn:
• To assess how your relationship has affected your body.
• What you and your children deserve in your lives.
• The seven legal rules of divorce.
• To evaluate your legal and financial options.
• Secrets of navigating the obstacle course in the courtroom.
• How to tell your children you and your husband are divorcing.
• Ways to help your children cope with the new reality of alternating between two single-parent households.
• How to deal with custody and visitation issues.
• To manage emotions such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
• Strategies for healthy co-parenting with your ex.
• How to ease back into dating post-divorce.
If you’re going through a breakup, you’re not alone. Forty to fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Divorce shares the voices of real women experiencing the same messy, confusing, and at times, exciting milestones. In clear and easy-to-read language, it helps you answer every question you didn’t know you had about divorce until now.
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About the Author
JILL A. MURRAY, PSY.D.
Dr. Jill A. Murray is one of the nation’s leading experts on unhealthy relationships. In addition to The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Divorce, she is the author of three full-length books on the subject, among them But I Love Him, But He Never Hit Me, and Destructive Relationships, as well as seven short ebooks.
Dr. Murray has appeared on more than 450 television shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Montel, Anderson Cooper 360º and several other shows on CNN, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. She has also lent her expertise to more than 300 radio programs. Her work has been featured in hundreds of print and online magazines and newspapers.
Dr. Murray has spoken before Congress on behalf of a teen dating violence bill, which passed unanimously, and has also spoken twice at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. She is a charter member of the governing council of MTV’s A Thin Line campaign, as well as participating in several other campaigns that involve creating healthy relationships.
Dr. Murray is a highly sought-after presenter at national and international conferences on relationships and has taught courses on relationships at the graduate level. She is frequently called upon as an expert witness in court proceedings revolving around destructive relationships and their effect on children.
Dr. Murray maintains a waiting list private therapy practice in Laguna Niguel, California, where she sees women, men, couples, and children experiencing relationship difficulties.
Visit her website www.drjillmurray.com.
ADAM R. DODGE, J.D.
Adam R. Dodge is a former divorce attorney who now devotes his career to empowering women to represent themselves in family law proceedings. Adam is frequently featured in or contributes to print and online news articles for media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SELF Magazine, The Orange County Register and others. He also writes for Huffington Post. Adam’s television and radio appearances include Dr. Phil and he is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at law schools, universities, and national conferences. He is Legal Director of Laura’s House, where he works to advocate for the legal rights of domestic violence survivors and their children. The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Divorce is his first book.
Visit his website www.adamrdodge.com.