McWilliams, H. Bloomfield, and M Colgrove. (1993) How to Survive the Loss of a Love.Compact and easily readable book that contains information, poetry, and reflections about loss and grief. Offers suggests on how to take care of oneself through the transition. Comforting, simple, and applicable to all types of loss.
Burns, David.(1999). The Feeling Good Handbook.New York: Plume. Well regarded self help book, that assists individuals, through a step by step structure, identify and challenge their fears and worries. Covers such issues as procrastination, insecurity, inferiority, and problems in relationships.
Gilbert, Elizabeth, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, New York, Penguin Books (2006).After a bitter divorce and severe depression, the author travels to Italy, India and Bali in search of pleasure, spiritual enlightenment and balance in life.The journey is profound with many levels of self-discovery and new meaning to life revealed throughout her travel experiences.
Jacobs, Beth. Writing for Emotional Balance:A Guided Journal to Help you Manage Overwhelming Emotions (2005). A comprehensive and beautifully written resource to help you use journaling as a tool to understand, expand, and manage your emotions. For an introduction to journaling and Dr. Jacobs, you can visit Journalers' Corner on MySingleSpace.
Norcross, John C., et. al. (2003) Authoritative Guide to Self Help Resources in Mental Health. New York: The Guilford Press. Summary of wide array of self-help resources, categorized by type and the ratings provided by a survey of therapists. Offers descriptions of the resources, as well. Helpful for someone who enjoys “self help” books and websites, but feels overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Viorst, Judith. Necessary Losses:The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow (1998,Paperback) Highly recommended by therapists, this classic book helps you look more deeply at the process of growth and change as one moves along in life.
www.aa.org,www.na.org, www.al-anon.alateen.org.These "12 step" sites provide good basic information on addictions and recovery, and listings of local meetings and clubs. Can be very helpful resources for single persons who need support for problems with addiction; also for those whose lives and self esteem have been impacted by addiction in the present or past (Alanon, ACOA).
The Lilac Tree. www.thelilactree.org Located in Evanston,Illinois, The Lilac Tree offers a comprehensive range of services for divorcing women in Chicago and suburbs. Services include individual informational sessions, workshops, seminars, "Divorce University day of information, support groups, and referrals.
www.soyouvebeendumped.com Helpful site (for those who appreciate humor) from the UK, devoted to break-up support and advise. Includes such things as a collection of break-up lines, 10 tips to get over a break-up, suggested music and books to help you through the pain. Encourages readers to share their own "being dumped" line. Unlike many sites that try to fix you or sell you something, this site has a personal and personable tone.
MyFloridalaw.com is a webite that has a great deal of information about the many questions and issues that come up during the divorce process.Even though it is based in Florida, one of our readers highly recommended the articles on the site in general, but specifically those that address issues relating to supporting children through divorce.