How to Stop Hating Your Ex: so you can co-parent in peace
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A top pick for recent divorcees Dec 11, 2009
By Midwest Book Review
Few things tear a child apart on the inside more than their parents' messy divorce on the outside. "How to Stop Hating Your Ex...: So You Can Co-Parent in Peace" is a guide for parents who have turned to divorce yet want to continue to be the best parents they can to their children in spite of their problems with the other parent. Enlightened and honest, Rene Ashton draws on her own experience and offers readers many ideas. "How to Stop Hating Your Ex..." is a top pick for recent divorcees.
Getting Past your Anger and Helping Your Children Nov 17, 2009
By Christopher M. Crumbley
There rarely is anything nice about divorce. Unfortunately, children are the innocent victims. Emotion, emotions, emotion. There are so many emotions associated with a divorce. I love how the author allows the reader to explore, work through and try to come to terms with them. She uses her own experiences and is very honest. You'll appreciate her candid advice. This book is meant to be used over and over. Their are exercises to complete and room for notes. You will finish this book stronger and more ready to parent with your ex. You can't parent your children until you explore your feelings towards your ex. If you've recently divorced, pick up this book and read it immediately. If you have friends in this situation, give them a copy. It is a great help.
My Child Loves Her Dad - My EX! Nov 16, 2009
By J. Cormier
Charlie David is a divorced woman that needs to learn how to co-parent with her ex-husband, but, she first needs to get over the hurt and pain from the divorce itself. It's easy to see how she lashes out at her ex-husband and then you start to realize she is going through the healing process. Everyone that goes through a divorce tries to find fault in the other and in the mean time forgets if there is a child involved that you'll always be attached through that person.
Yes, divorce can be the pitts and frustrating, you find yourself doing more than you did before with less time. Once you realize you can t do it all you find out you're choosing what's more important to all of you. So let the guilt go. This workbook helps guide you with identifying and forgiving steps. Everything in this book is meant to help you. So, if you are in need or know someone then pick up this book.
You must keep one thing in mind, in order to be successful in co-parenting it helps to get along.
How to move past the anger and parent in peace! Nov 10, 2009
By Kat L.
"crawling in and out of books"
Although I don't have problems with an ex or am going through a divorce, I picked up this book to read on the perspectives of having a relationship with ex's with children involved. Several members of my family, as well as a few of my friends, have been through this difficult process. I wanted to understand what they were going through.
Charlie David, the author of "How to Stop Hating Your Ex So You Can Co-parent in Peace", talks about her experiences with pregnancy, raising her daughter, and coming to terms with the fact that her ex was not romantically interested in her. While her ex was a great father to her child, David still felt a lot of anger and resentment towards her him.
In order to move past the anger and as the title says, "How to Stop Hating Your Ex So You Can Co-Parent in Peace", this book has pages like a workbook. It includes writing exercises to get the frustration out, being honest with yourself, and admitting that you too- have wrongdoings.
As I said, I don't have problems with an ex, but I can see this book as being very helpful for those that are.
Wonderful Book About Getting Past Divorce Nov 05, 2009
By Mylinda Elliott
Where was this book over ten years ago when I acquired my ex! At the time and even now there was no book to deal with the emotions associated with co-parenting. Everyone did and still tells parents they should get along and not speak poorly and sometimes worse than that of each other. What people do not tell you is how to do that and what to do with all the emotion you are left with.
This book is a working workbook. It is one of those books which are meant to be dog eared and written it. You will want to return to sections and re use the techniques over. The techniques are designed to release and heal the hurt.
The emotions and feelings associated with an ex have a large amount to do with whether they left you or you left them. Sometimes those feelings have to do with the situation as well. Feelings of anger, hurt, and abandonment are explored in this book. As well as experiencing some of those things all over again when your ex acquires a new girl friend.
There are two parts of this book that I find special. The first part is that while describing the exercise that the author wants you to do she gives very personal examples of the thoughts and feelings she had at different point. The second part is the constant refocusing on what is best for your child or children. She honestly looks at the issue of exactly who is being hurt in the long run. Of course this also leads the reader into the realization of who ultimately benefits from a working relationship with their ex.
I recommend this book to anyone stuck in a cycle of not being able to get along with their child's other parent. No matter how soon or how long you are in your break up this book will help clear your head and help you move on.
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