Recommended Divorce Books For Colorado Couples
A few books seem to stand out as especially helpful to Colorado couples and their families going through divorce or finding themselves separating their lives. Nearly all these are available online from Amazon.com’s divorce listings, the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver and the Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, as well as other Colorado booksellers.
For your convenience, clicking on either a book’s title or its image will take you to for more information or ordering.
To read a review of our favorite new children’s divorce book, Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce, consider our Colorado Divorce Point! blog article: Chocolate Pudding Brings Peace of Mind.
Books On Personal Challenges Of Divorcee
Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life — Abigail Trafford
Learning to Leave: A Woman’s Guide — Lynette Triere & Richard Peacock
Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce — Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D.
How To Divorce As Friends — Bill Ferguson
Books On Co-Parenting After Divorce
Mom’s House, Dad’s House, Making Two Homes For Your Child — Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
|A classic but still relevant and thoughtful guide offering cooperative divorced or never married parents insights and concrete suggestions on how to successfully create and manage two separate homes for their children after divorce.|
Children of Divorce: A Developmental Approach to Residence and Visitation — Mitchell A. Baris, Ph.D., & Carla B. Garrity, Ph.D.
Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce (the Sandcastles Way) — M. Gary Neuman, L.M.H.C.
What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce — Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., & Sandra Blakeslee
The Truth About Children And Divorce: Dealing With the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive — Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.
Nationally recognized divorce researcher, mediator and educator, Dr. Robert Emery, distills his observations as a clinician and therapist, experiences as a divorced father, and his compelling scientific studies from The Center for Children, Families and the Law. A step by step overview for parents of how to manage the toxic feelings of their divorce and forge a positive outcome for their families and children. Insightful and user friendly, with comprehensive tools for workable parenting time schedules, based on parents’ “divorce styles”.
We are extremely pleased to host on our website (a web exclusive) Dr. Emery’s “Child Custody Alternative Schedules” — parenting time plans as recommended by children’s ages.
Books For Higher Conflict Parenting Relationships
Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody with An Ex Who Drives You Crazy — Jeffrey P. Wittman, Ph.D.
Caught In The Middle: Protecting The Children Of High-Conflict Divorce — Carla B. Garrity, Ph.D. & Mitchell A. Baris, Ph.D.
Books On The Colorado Divorce Process
Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: Planning, Negotiating and Filing Your Divorce — M. Arden Hauer, M.A., J.D.
|A thorough, popular and highly acclaimed overview of the Colorado divorce process and its legal issues, especially suited to Colorado couples committed to mediating their divorce or parenting disputes. Frequently revised, this guidebook addresses the new Colorado divorce forms and changes to Colorado divorce and family law procedure.|
Books On Long Distance Parenting
101 Ways to be a Long-Distance SuperDad … or Mom, Too! — George Newman
Books On Fathers And Divorce
Divorced Dad’s Survival Book: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids — David Knox, Ph.D. & Kermit Leggett
Books For Your Children
Books For Younger Children
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, A Read-Together Book For Parents & Young Children During Divorce — Vicki Lansky
Dinosaurs Divorce, A Guide For Changing Families — Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
Books For Grade School Aged Children
I Don’t Want to Talk About It — Jeanie Franz Ransom & Kathryn Kunz Finney (Illustrator)
We’re Have Having A Tuesday — DK Simoneau & Brad Cornelius (Illustrator)
|Tuesday artfully reassures kids of divorce that their sense of loss of experiences and even special possessions at one home — in moving to the next — is normal, and their sometimes resulting crankiness understandable. A powerful comfort to children in the midst of the persistent transitions that divorce requires of them.|
Books for Pre-Adolescents & Older
Why Are We Getting A Divorce? — Peter Mayle, Illustrated By Arthur Robins
Divorce Is Not the End Of The World: Zoe’s And Evan’s Coping Guide For Kids — Zoe & Evan Stern
Books With More Authoritative Analysis
Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce — Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D. & Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
|A classic revelation of the findings of the landmark study, Children of Divorce Project.
Co-authored with Judith S. Wallerstein, this book by acclaimed divorce researcher (clinical psychologist, mediator, educator) Dr. Joan B. Kelly details the importance of what happens after the divorce, affirms the importance of father-child relationships regardless of the frequency of contacts, and examines the persistent nature of children’s reaction to these changes in their lives. As noted earlier, we are fortunate to have Dr. Kelly’s collaboration in including on this website her “Child Custody Parenting Plan Options (for Children of School Age)” (reflecting the latest divorce research as well as that reported in this earlier primer). This feature has been chosen as a “Best of the Net” by an independent divorce guide.
For Better Or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered — E. Mavis Hetherington & John Kelly
After Divorce Books
Learning from Divorce: How to Take Responsibility, Stop the Blame, And Move On! — Christine A. Coates, J.D., & E. Robert LaCrosse, Ph.D.