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Your Child's Divorce: What to Expect... What You Can Do (Rebuilding Books: Relationships-Divorce-And Beyond) Paperback – 1 Aug 2006

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"YOUR CHILD'S DIVORCE is a marvelous resource and source of comfort and help for that often-neglected yet always-affected group: parents of divorce(e)'s. Approachable, readable, and helpful." -- Cynthia MacGregor "Co-author, AFTER YOUR DIVORCE; Author, THE DIVORCE HELPBOOK FOR KIDS, THE DIVORCE HELPBOOK FOR TEEN"

...a marvelous resource and source of comfort and help for that often-neglected yet always-affected group: parents of divorce(e)'s. Approachable, readable, and helpful.
Cynthia MacGregor, co-author, After Your Divorce, author, The Divorce Helpbook for Kids, The Divorce Helpbook for Teens, and Jigsaw Puzzle Family"

...a valuable tool to understanding both the intertwined enigma of divorce and parents/in-laws who suffer vicariously at minimum.
Mark Roseman, Deputy Director for Child Access, Children's Rights Council"

...helps families to stay grounded during emotional upheavals and explains how to deal with their feelings of pain, sadness and anger.
Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2007"

...required reading for parents whose adult child has made a life-changing decision that impacts them as well as the divorcing couple and their children.
Florence R. Kraut, LCSW, Former President and CEO, Family & Children's Agency"

About the Author

Marsha Temlock, has Masters Degrees in Organizational Psychology and English Literature. She has worked for more than twenty years in social and psychological services. A feature writer and columnist for Chicago Suburban Woman, and a contributing expert to, she and her husband divide their time between Westport, Connecticut and New York City.

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5.0 out of 5 stars For parents in pain 3 Sept. 2012
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You love your kids. Your son-in-law is like the son you never had. Your daughter will always be your daughter. They've had their own problems for a long time now. As far as you know, neither one is guilty of anything more than arguing with the other. No cheating, no physical abuse, no money problems, they apparently just want different things out of life, and although they still love each other, they've chosen to separate. Having been through your own divorces years ago, you know how hard this must be for the two of them. But all you can do is continue to support the two of them in any way you can. If nothing else, just let them both know you still love them, and you are there if they need you. But what about the toll on you, yourself, as a parent? You're very close to both, and yet you can't put the pieces of their broken marriage back together again. And it's killing you. What do you do to help yourself? How do you help your spouse cope with her grief? This book offers a lot of comfort. It offers a compassionate dose of reality with which you can find your way through the "do's and dont's" of being a good parent, a good father or mother-in-law, and being good to yourself, given the circumstances. You can't fix everything. But you can help lessen the pain for your children, for yourself, for your spouse, and this book offers a lot of very constructive guidance on how to get through it all. I can't recommend this book highly enough for those parents experiencing this situation. I've sought the help of a few psychologists over the years for other situations. I believe this one book offers more bang for the buck than a dozen visits with a professional. Not to say that you might not still be inclined to seek professional help even if you've had the benefit of reading this book, but it is a tremendous help when YOU need it the most. Good luck!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Help for this mom/grandma's anxious heart! 20 Jun. 2016
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This book is wonderful!!!! I read it a year after my son and his wife separated but still it was so very helpful. I learned what I had done right and sadly I also learned what I had done wrong, but without the guilt or shame because she lays it all out with compassion and empathy. But the biggest impact this book had was on my role as "grandma"! The author makes it very clear that as a parent and grandparent my focus and purpose is "to keep the family together", the family of my son and his child.
The book is not overly wordy. It is divided in chapters you can read independent of the other chapters. It has a lot of great resources at the end of the book. I would highly recommend it for any mom or dad of an adult child who is going through a divorce.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Divorce Education for the parents of children divorcing 16 Feb. 2013
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This is a very helpful book, well researched & well written. It's organized in such a away that you can skip over parts that don't pertain to your situation. Parents need to read this book if your child is goign through a divorce (or thnking about it!) Bottom line: the author helps parents learn/realize what their role should be as parent/parent-in-law/grandparent when a child is going through a divorce & how to stay strong and sane for not only your own good but also for your loved ones! A must read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing results. 15 Nov. 2013
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I gave this as a gift to a parent (P) of a divorcing child (C), on a recommendation, having not read it myself (my own children are under age 5!). P told me she appreciated getting it. C told me that this book has made a HUGE difference in their ongoing relationship, and that she could just hug and kiss me for giving it to P. I think there is nothing but good to be had from reading this book yourself in you find yourself having a hard time with this type of situation, or giving it to someone who is. I haven't read it myself, but I am glad indeed that I purchased it. Because I love P and I love C.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No stone left unturned 14 Dec. 2006
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Author Marsha Temlock does an excellent job putting an arm around parents (and grandparents) of couples who are divorcing. When I read the book, I couldn't help but think of what I put my own parents through 25 years ago (they were my current age then) when I called to say, "Mom, Dad, we're getting divorced." OUCH! Broken relationships are painful, and it's extra hard when you have to be supportive and helpful when you're hurting and fearful, too. Marsha offers great insight, a plethora of primary source interviews, thorough research, and some good old-fashioned common sense (which is something that often flies out the window when a crisis hits.)

This book is worth twice the price.
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