20 Books That Will Get You Through Your Divorce

In 2007, my marriage started falling apart. In 2008, my dad died. In 2009, I got divorced. And that was the year I finally finished a book from cover to cover. Lots of them, actually. After a lifetime of only half-finishing every book I’d ever picked up (with very few exceptions), I found so much solace in the stories of other people’s lives during the worst time in mine. I read a ton of memoir, a little bit of fiction, and some self-help. I read humor books, essay collections. I read every single day, mostly wrapped up in layers of blankets, trying to heal. Getting over a divorce is an arduous process, and reading was an essential component of my recovery.

I recently discovered that Magda Pecsenye of Ask Moxie said reading was an important part of her divorce recovery, too, so I asked Pecsenye to reach out to her readers and find out which books helped them survive the divorce process. Here’s a list of 20 titles that helped me, Pecsenye and her friends and fans get through the big split. They’ll help you, too, should you need it:

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Magda Pecsenye is a blogger and parenting expert. She is also the author of the new workbook Christmased. If you’re trying to get through the holiday season in the midst of or after a divorce, you may want to download Christmased. It’s perfect for anyone (married, single, kids or no kids) who wants to get unstuck and break holiday traditions that don’t feel good.

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