LETTING GO AND FACING THE EMOTIONAL MUCK

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised Edition
by Abigail Trafford
Thoroughly revised and updated for a new generation, the essential guide for men and women to help them weather the turmoil of divorce and build rich, rewarding lives. Based upon her personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women, Trafford offers individuals a better understanding of their own experiences and the message that they are not alone in their pain and confusion.


Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

by Susan J. Elliott
Elliot refers to  grief “as the healing feeling” and tackles philosophical questions such as “What is love?” in a healthy, mature relationship.

 

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours
by Daphne Rose Kingma
Hailed by therapists, this book is invaluable for helping you understand your past relationships to ultimately let them go. Kingma talks in depth about the emotional process of parting and how to get through the ending. Exercises will help readers gain clarity so they can see what happened and to hopefully not make the same mistakes in their next relationship.  She offers hope for finding love after love and a ritual for parting.  Kingma writes, “While we’d like to think that time heals all wounds, the fact is time doesn’t heal—time passes. Insight heals. We can’t get better until we understand what happened.”