Recommended Reading for Family
- The Massachusetts AFCC (Association
of Family and Conciliation Courts) has written
a very helpful pamphlet called "Planning
for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living
Apart" (Adobe® PDF
Truth about Children and Divorce,
by Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. published by Viking, 2004.
This is an excellent resource.
Still Family, What Grown Children Have to Say About
Divorce by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., HarperCollins Publishers,
This is a very helpful perspective
did you have to get a Divorce? and WHEN can
I get a hamster? A guide to Parenting Through Divorce, by Anthony
E. Wolf, Ph.D.
This book describes dozens of family situations
with quoted conversations, exactly as they happen
You may be able to recognize a few from your
own experience! And then gives sound, practical
and helpful advice.
It's an easy read.
- Difficult Conversations:
How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone,
Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen of the Harvard
A clearly written explanation
of what makes difficult conversations hard, with
an easy-to-read outline
of steps to take to navigate through them to
successful conclusion. This book isn't specifically
about divorce; it encompasses difficult conversations
in any relationship, professional, business
to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In,
by Roger Fisher and William Ury.
This book is widely considered to be the "bible" on
negotiation. It is another easy read, and extremely
- Laurie Israel, Attorney at Law
Collaborative Law, Mediation Review Counsel, Mediation to Stay Married.
- Two Homes. One Childood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime, Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.