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Divorce, Ending Relationships, and Breaking Up

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

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Reading List

Ahrons, Constance R (1994). The Good Divorce. New York: HarperCollins.

Amodeo, John (1994). Love and Betrayal: Broken Trust in Intimate Relationships. New York: Ballantine Books.

Colgrove, Melba, H. H. Bloomfield, & P. McWilliams (1993). How to Survive the Loss of a Love. Los Angeles: Prelude Press.

Fisher, Bruce (1981). ReBuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. San Luis Obispo, CA: Impact.

Halpern, Howard (2004). How to Break Your Addiction to a Person: When—and Why—Love Doesn't Work. New York: Bantam.

Hayes, Christopher, D. Anderson. & M. Blau (1993). Our Turn: The Good News About Women and Divorce. New York: Pocket Books.

Note: Aimed at women over 40 who are going through divorce; how divorce can be a catalyst for self-discovery, change and growth.

Swallow, Wendy (2001). Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce. New York: Hyperion.

Trafford, Abigail (1992). Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised edition. New York: HarperCollins.

Wolf, Anthony (1998). Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce. New York: Noonday Press.

Web Resources