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Resources


Relationships

For individuals and couples interested in learning more about themselves and their relationships the following books might be of interest:

Divorce Busting - Michele Weiner-Davis
A self-help book of practical solutions for saving and restoring relationships. This book is ideal for helping you work on your marriage, even when your spouse is wanting out.
Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendrix
Written for couples who are looking for tools and tips on how to improve the quality of their relationship and create the kind of marriage that endures.
Wired for Love - Stan Tatkin
Helps couples understand the dynamics behind attachment, trust and love in their relationships. This is a must read for those interested in understanding what attracts partners to each other in their relationships.
The Human Magnet Syndrome - Ross Rosenberg
This groundbreaking book provides education and information to explain the dynamics involved in often destructive and unhealthy relationships. It addresses "why we love people who hurt us" and focuses on emotional manipulation and codependency as foundational elements in such dysfunctional relationships.

Collaborative Divorce

If you are interested in learning more about the Collaborative Divorce model and process, please check the following:

Internet

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
The premier organization in collaborative divorce in the State of Texas, recognized world-wide as the "go to" organization. You can get general information about the collaborative process as well as detailed information about practicing professionals in your area.
The Texas College of Collaborative Law
A resource for general information about the collaborative process, offering a directory of professionals in Texas who had to apply and be approved for acceptance as Fellows in this organization as a function of their training and experience.
The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
An internationally based organization providing a wealth of information about collaborative work around the world, as well as offering tools, resources, and profiles of practicing professionals.
The Collaborative Alliance
A group of like-minded attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals who are committed to collaborative practice and often work together in interdisciplinary teams in Dallas and Collin Counties.

Books

The following books offer additional information about the collaborative process to assist you in determining if this is the right approach for you and your family.

Divorce the Collaborative Way - Melinda Eitzen, Scott Clarke and Vicki James
These authors represent an interdisciplinary team of professionals (attorney, financial professional and mental health professional) who engage in collaborative practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They provide education about the collaborative process in a way that enables you to evaluate "its fit" for your circumstances.
Meeting YOUR Interests: Collaborative Law and Other Options for Dispute Resolution - The Denton County Collaborative Professionals, Inc.
Written by practitioners in Denton County, this book explores different methods of resolving disputes, focusing primarily on the collaborative divorce approach and overviewing the process components in a clear and concise manner.

Divorce/Parenting Coordination

For more information on how to best manage the divorce process for parents and for children please look into the following:

Internet

Child Centered Divorce - Rosalind Sedacca, CCT
A support network for parents where you will find tips on parenting during and after divorce, divorce support, advice & strategies for parents, parenting resources, coaching & teleclasses.
Tips for Parents Engaged in the Collaborative Divorce Process - Gay G. Cox, J.D., and Honey A. Sheff, Ph.D.
This article is designed to assist and educate parents going through the divorce process on how to best facilitate their children’s adjustment to divorce. Although written ideally for couples using the collaborative law process to restructure their families, the information speaks to and would be of benefit to all divorcing parents.

Books

For Parents
Considering Divorce? Critical Things You Need To Know - Melinda Eitzen, Joanna Jadlow and Brenda Lee Roberts
Written by local Dallas/Fort Worth professionals, this book takes an overall view of the divorce process, providing tips and tools for someone who is thinking about divorce or who has already made the decision.
The Truth About Children and Divorce - Robert Emery
An excellent resource for helping parents understand the emotional roller coaster of divorce for themselves as well as how to help their children cope with the divorce experience.
Mom's House, Dad's House - Isolina Ricci
Offers insight into how to create an effective co-parenting relationship after divorce for the benefit of the children. She offers guidelines for developing effective parenting plans and how to best develop two homes for children post-divorce.
Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way - Gary Neuman, and P. Romanowski
These authors have written a book that details children’s ability to cope with divorce from a developmental perspective. They offer guidance and tips for what to expect and how to help your children based on your child’s age and stage of development.
For Children

Note to Parents: Always be sure to read a book first, prior to reading it with your child or giving it to him/her to read on their own.

Two Homes - Claire Masurel
This is ideal for very young children, and has the added advantage of being usable with either boys or girls. It is a picture book describing the experience of divorce that can be read to a pre-school age child, or that a slightly older child can read on their own.
When Mom and Dad Divorce: A Kid’s Resource - Emily Menendez-Aponte
An excellent book for parents to read with a young child, or one that a school age child can read on their own. It focuses on the feelings that children often experience when their parents divorce, and can be appropriate for boys or girls.
The Divorce Helpbook for Kids - Cynthia MacGregor
This common-sense guide helps school age and pre-teen children understand many of the issues involved when their parents divorce. It is designed to answer many of the questions that children of this age have about divorce as well as life after divorce.
Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids - Zoe and Evan Stern
Zoe and Evan, two young teenagers, with some help from their mother, answer questions, offer insight and provide guidance about divorce from their own unique perspective based on their experience of their parents divorce.
Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids - Isolina Ricci
This is the companion copy to the adult version and is written especially for older children to help them understand divorce and enable them to develop coping strategies for living in two homes.

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