Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Third Edition

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Third Edition

by Abigail Trafford

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated for a new generation, the essential guide for men and women to help them weather the turmoil of divorce and build rich, rewarding lives.

There is nothing easy about the breakup of a marriage, from coping with loss and failure to dealing with the uncertainty of the future. In this intelligent and insightful book, Abigail Trafford charts this emotional journey, identifying the common phases in the evolution from marriage to separation to divorce, and eventually to a new life.

Based upon her personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women. Trafford offers individuals a better understanding of their own experiences and the message that they are not alone in their pain and confusion. Crazy Time is also an investment in the future—Trafford reveals the telltale signs of a marriage in crisis, and discusses what determines whether a relationship will survive over time.

This revised edition includes the most up-to-date research on the personal and economic effects of divorce in adults and children’s lives, addresses the special challenges of becoming single again in the age of the Internet, and broadens the experience of divorce to the breakup of all committed relationships. For anyone who has divorced or is considering taking that step, Crazy Time offers a sense of hope and confidence that this transition is not only an ending but can also be a valuable beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062337405
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 130,863
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist, and public speaker. She wrote the My Time column at the Washington Post and has been a commentator for Washington Post Radio and a syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate. For fourteen years she was the Post's health editor and previously worked at U.S. News & World Report as a writer, senior editor, and assistant managing editor. She received journalism fellowships at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1982 and 2002 and was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Longevity in 2007. She lives in Boston and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue 1

Part 1 Crisis

1 Deadlock 19

2 Confrontation 39

3 Separation 53

Part 2 Crazy Time

4 On the Edge 67

5 Relief/Disbelief 84

6 Deep Shock 102

7 Anger 115

8 Ambivalence 131

9 Depression 141

Part 3 Recovery

10 Emergence of Self 157

11 Public Divorce 170

12 Sex 191

13 Love 208

14 Remarriage/Redivorce 225

15 Married for Good 241

Epilogue 265

Selected Bibliography 271

Index 275

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