Trust your gut, take care of yourself, and find new life on the other side with this “straightforward” (Ilene S. Cohen, PhD, award-winning author of When It’s Never About You), empowering guide to divorce for moms.
We hear it all the time on the news. The divorce rates are rising. More children are being raised in split homes.
But you didn’t think it would happen to you.
Luckily, you’re not alone. Popular divorce coach Michelle Dempsey-Multack not only survived her own divorce but figured out how to move on with her life, just like you will, too. Now happily remarried with a blended family, she’s living proof that no matter which “firsts” you might be experiencing as you end your marriage, and no matter how long you stayed with someone who didn’t meet your needs, your best days are ahead.
Mom’s Moving On is your “go-to guide” (Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, psychologist and author of Light on the Other Side of Divorce), filled with practical, actionable, and empowering advice from someone who has been through it and has come out the other side. Through Michelle’s guidance, you’ll learn how to navigate your divorce with confidence, adjust to life as a single mother, and shift your perspective to find your way back to your best self. From coparenting to dating as a single mother, you’ll learn how to truly move on and create the life you deserve.
"I wasn't dying, losing a limb, or struggling with a life-threatening illness. I was getting divorced. There's a huge difference," writes Moms Moving On podcaster Dempsey-Multack in this compassionate guide to getting back on one's feet after a breakup. She details the ins and outs of separation, single motherhood, and co-parenting, and begins by advising readers to face the fact that their lives have fundamentally changed. She then counsels on how to seek out positive friendships (look for people with boundaries), how to manage time without kids ("recognize that you are lucky"), and finding romance post-divorce (it's "normal to feel like you've done something wrong"). She tackles the hard work of co-parenting, encouraging parents to pick their battles and have honest conversations with kids, and offers no shortage of tips for building back self-esteem. While Dempsey-Multack uses plenty of feel-good affirmations ("Your child deserves a happy mom, not a married one"), the lack of perspective from experts or other divorced parents can leave things feeling narrow. Still, the patience and encouragement on offer will be a boon to women feeling overwhelmed by the end of their marriage. Agent: Joelle DelBourgo, Joelle DelBourgo Assoc.