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42 Rules for Divorcing with Children: Doing It with Dignity & Grace While Raising Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Children

42 Rules for Divorcing With Children

This book offers practical ways to manage a healthy divorce, build a better team in two houses, minimize stress and anxiety on all fronts, and construct relationships with open and consistent communication.

In this book you will learn:

  1. What putting the children first really means.
  2. How to preserve marital assets for you and your children.
  3. How to set reasonable ground rules for the divorce and going forward.
  4. How to set a respectful communication example so that you can divorce with dignity.

Use this book as objective advice, refer to it often, share it with others, use it as a reality check, and realize that divorce is not linear and that damage is not permanent or irreparable. If you do this well, the other parent will always be in your life. Find a way to make that tolerable for everyone, because no matter where you go or what you do, your children are tethered to both of you in an incredibly delicate and important way. Learn to accommodate each other as a gift to your children while they grow. Set good examples that will help them make their own relationship choices wisely by drawing on your positive experience. And for you, know that someday, somewhere, you will almost certainly find a partner with whom you can have a mutually respectful, loving, and responsible relationship.

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Here’s what others are saying about 42 Rules for Divorcing with Children:

In her compulsively readable book, Mindy Roberts deconstructs the myth that couples with children can truly get divorced. With humor and insight, Mindy explains why remaining a family after divorce is crucial for the well-being of the children, and provides practical tips for reconfiguring post-divorce families. Every divorcing couple, or any couple contemplating divorce, should read this book.

- Virginia Gilbert, MA, MFT, Specializing in High-Conflict Divorce, and HuffPost Divorce Blogger
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As the other parent (OP) in this particular family dynamic I can honestly say Mindy nails so much of how we, and I would imagine many other parents, would ultimately like the outcome of divorce with kids to be – handled with grace and dignity. But it’s hard!! What I like about this book is that it’s a great reference tool to really help shortcut the process of dealing with the several years of emotional challenges you’ll invariably face, punctuated by the guilt you’ll feel for ‘letting your kids down’. Time DOES heal all wounds, and they heal much faster when the sanctity and well being of your kids is the center point. Mindy nails the salient points as to how to get there that often times are so hard to see or understand in the moment but make all the sense in the world with time and perspective. Save some time and gain perspective by reading this book!

- Gil Roberts, Author’s Ex-husband
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Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood

Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood

Take a woman fresh out of college, plop her down in Silicon Valley, saddle her with a mortgage, let her ride the tech boom, give her three babies in four years, slap her with the tech bust, watch vicariously as her marriage disintegrates, end her career, and hand her a computer. What do you get? Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood, a memoir in real time adapted from the wildly popular weblog, The Mommy Blog.

Mommy Confidential is a naked, brutally funny, endearingly honest chronicle of family life beset by disaster on many fronts. Mindy keeps her family together through catastrophic illness, four bouts of postpartum depression, financial peril, relationship Chernobyl, familial Waterloo, and job instability. All through it her sense of humor and her sharp, edgy, witty writing keep her together and upright.

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Here’s what others are saying about Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood:

Remember Nora Ephron’s Heartburn? Years ago that book taught me how to make it through life’s crises with a sense of humor. Working mom Mindy Roberts updates the concept of laughing until your ribs hurt through financial dips, health scares, and of course, heartbreak.

Wonderful, warm, wisecracky and perfect with a glass of wine at the end of the day.

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Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood by Melinda Roberts is a witty, heart-breaking, and real-life chronicle of a young divorced mother of three in Silicon Valley. Her fast-crack wit will give you a benevolent case of whiplash as she moves through her days of chaos, calamity, and cuddling with her kids. Her irreverant and unapologetic take on motherhood is refreshing, making it stand out from other, perhaps more polished diatribes on contemporary parenting. The rough and tumble of raising boys is also evident, yet there is always an undercurrent of unshakeable love for the tykes who call Mindy “Mom”. The reader accompanies the author’s journey over several years: from daughter Daisy’s first steps to her trying to save her brother from ‘certain death’ on the floor. High drama and deep belly laughs are guaranteed from this first-time author. I look forward to reading the sequel!

- Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author of DIARY OF A MOTHER and SAHM I AM: TALES OF A STAY-AT-HOME MOM IN EUROPE
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