Divorce Poison 

Dr Richard Warshak

The best book we’ve found which addresses parental alienation.  Don’t be put off by the American title, this is the required handbook for separating parents, far superior to the UK Ludwig Lowenstein book ‘Parental Alienation’.  Worthwhile reading for all separated parents with practical advice.  It will enable you to identify the warning signs and also to avoid inadvertently adopting some of the alienating behaviour yourself.  Your child needs you to read this book.

Divorce Poison

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Fathers Matter: A Guide to Contact After Divorce and Separation

Celia Conrad

Part 1 (about one third of the book) deals with ‘Family Matters’ – e.g. the importance of fathers, dealing with your ex and so on.  The remainder of the book is devoted to the law and court applications. The author was formerly a practising family law solicitor and she covers this thoroughly and accurately (unlike some books), packing in a great deal of information.  There are many ordinary books covering this area – this one is worthwhile.

Review the contents here

Fathers Matter: A Guide to Contact on Separation and Divorce

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A Mother Apart - How to Let Go of Guilt and Find Happiness Living Apart From Your Child

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart is a member and Special Adviser to Mothers Apart From Their Children (MATCH) - FNF's sister organisation. 

A Mother Apart: How to Let Go of Guilt and Find Happiness Living Apart from Your Child

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Divorce and Separation - The Essential Guide

Linda Jones

Faced with the reality that you are going to split with your partner, the last thing you need is the added worry of what to say to your children or how to answer their questions. This book is here to help. Its easy-to-read style covers the practical, emotional and physical impact of a separation, from breaking the news and organising living arrangements to dating and step-families. It pulls together a wealth of experiences and anecdotes from adults and children, as well as experts, counsellors and lawyers who can offer crucial advice. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, carer or teacher, this book will help you reduce and manage the pain and stress for children when a relationship ends. Forget the guilt trip. All any parent wants for their children is the best and that includes those parents who decide to go their separate ways.

Divorce and Separation - The Essential Guide

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Divorce and Separation: a legal guide for all couples

Dr Mary Welstead

This is a brilliantly written, well-indexed, concise book (114 pp).  It covers practical, emotional and financial points, including a chapter on the children’s best interests. The ‘useful organisations’ list at the back is comprehensive.

It is essential introductory reading for people who are facing the breakdown of marriage, cohabitation or civil partnerships.

Divorce and Separation: a legal guide for all couples

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Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11

William Bernet, M.D.

The authors of this book believe that parental alienation is not simply a minor aberration in the life of a family, but a serious mental condition. Because of the false belief that the alienated parent is a dangerous or unworthy person, the child loses one of the most important relationships in his or her life. This book contains much information about the validity, reliability, and prevalence of parental alienation.It also includes a comprehensive international bibliography regarding parental alienation with more than 600 citations. In order to bring life to the definitions and the technical writing, several short clinical vignettes have been included. These vignettes are based on actual families and real events, but have been modified to protect the privacy of both the parents and children.

You can see reviews and purchase this book from Amazon.


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