Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce
5 Steps to a Happy Relationship
By Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, MSW, LICSW, AAMFT
Do you have the fear of commitment so common among young adults whose parents are divorced? Today more than 40 percent of all Americans between the ages of eighteen and forty are children of divorce. This insightful book discusses both the trauma and hidden opportunities of divorces’ aftermath. It outlines the five critical steps to achieve a healthy, committed relationship:
+ Re-write Your Story
+ Face the Mirror
+ Confront Your Commitment Phobia
+ Calculate Your Dividend
+ Forge Healthy Relationships
Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce: 5 Steps to a Happy Relationship is not only for adults of divorced parents, but also for those whose parents had unhappy marriages. Children of divorce are not doomed to repeat their parents’ relationship. With the help of this inspiring book, adult children of divorce will explore these five steps and learn how to apply them to improve current and develop new adult relationships that are healthy and lasting.
"...positive and gives hope to those who come
from broken homes. Recommended for all libraries."
— Library Journal
"...rethinking the experience can help you come
to terms with it."
— The Orange County Register
"...LaMotte tells us that healthy, happy
relationships are attainable through five easy steps..."
— Tango Magazine
"...recommended to the non-specialist general reader
with the comforting message that marital success is not
circumscribed by genetics or parental example."
— The Midwest Book Review
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, MSW, LICSW, AAMFT, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and the Penn Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently works as a therapist in Washington, D.C., as a consultant with the Children’s Advocacy Center in Philadelphia and the National Children’s Alliance in Washington, D.C. Elisabeth lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.
A New Horizon Press Release
5½ x 8¼, 235 pages
LC #2007939910, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-329-9 (pb), $14.95