Divorce is not just a legal process, it’s a devastating emotional experience which all too often brings both parties to the ground. But it doesn’t have to be so traumatic.
Author Charlotte Friedman is a former family law barrister who decided to move from the courtroom to the therapist’s chair in order to transform the way we handle divorce. In her view, the system sets both parties up for a fight, forced as they are to face lawyers, forms and life-defining court negotiations, when they are also brimming over with grief and anger. In Breaking Upwards she shares the lessons she has learned from every stage of the process to try and stop divorce causing more damage than it needs to.
In clear, reassuring language, she offers calm, practical advice, drawing on revealing case studies to answer questions such as: How long before I get over this divorce? How do I tell the children? Will I ever be able to cope with the new partner in my ex’s life? Whichever way you look at it, divorce is an end – but it is also a new beginning.
This book is designed to guide you through, from separation to renewal, and give you the know-how and confidence to create a genuinely positive new story.