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Below is a list of recommended websites, articles, podcasts, and books on divorce, co-parenting, parallel parenting, step-parenting, and blended families.
Podcast: Ask Lisa, The Psychology of Parenting, Episode 68, How Should Stepparents Fit in?
Podcast: Ask Lisa, The Psychology of Parenting, Episode 60, How Do We Help Kids Through Divorce?
Codependent No More, by Melodie Beatty
Untamed, by Glennon Doyle Melton
Noone is to Blame, by Bob Hoffman
Too Good to Leave Too Bad to Stay, by Mira Kirshenbaum
Co-parents Communication Handbook, by Susan Boyan, LMFT and Ann Marie Termini, LMFT
A Parent’s Guide to Divorce: How to Raise Happy, Resilient Kids Through Turbulent Times, by Karen Becker
Talking to Children About Divorce: A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce, by Jean McBride
Happily Remarried, by David and Lisa Frisbie
The Smart Stepfamily, by Ron Deal
Trauma Proofing Your Kids, by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline
The Body Never Lies, by Alice Miller
Homecoming, by John Bradshaw
Facing Codependence, by Pia Melody
312 Best Things about Being a Stepmom, by Cynthia Copeland
The Happy Stepmother, by Rachel Katz
Stepmonster, by Wednesday Martin
Stepcoupling, by Susan Wisdom
The Truth about Children and Divorce, by Robert Emery, Phd
My Father Married your Mother, Dispatches from a Blended Family, edited by Anne Burt
Putting Children First: Proven Strategies to Help Children Thrive Through Divorce, by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Phd
Divorce Poison, by Richard Warshak, Phd.
BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns, by Bill Eddy
The Betrayal Bond, by Patrick Carnes
Healing the Shame That Binds You, by John Bradshaw
The Verbally Abusive Relationship, by Patricia Evans
The Intimacy Factor, by Pia Melody
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, by Lindsay Gibson
Books for Children on Divorce and Blended Families
Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurence Brown and Marc Laurence
Two Homes by Claire Masural
Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce, by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, by Vicky Lansky
When Otis Courted Mama, by Kathi Appelt
A Smart Girls’ Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce, by Nancy Holyoke
Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids, by Zoe and Evan Stem
Getting Through My Parents’ Divorce: A Workbook for Children Coping with Divorce, Parental Alienation, and Loyalty Conflicts, by Amy Baker and Katherine Andre
What can I do? A Book for Children about Divorce, by Danielle Lowry
Mom’s House, Dad’s House, For Kids by Isolina Ricci, Phd
Step One, Step Two, Step Three, Step Four, by Maria Ashworth
I Don’t Want to Talk About It, by Jeannie Franz Ransom
I Have Two Homes, by Mirian De Smet
It’s Not the End of the World, by Judy Blume
Living with Mom and Living with Dad, by Melanie Walsh
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids, by Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let’s Talk About It!), by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
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