There are many resources available to help families deal with conflict. Regardless of your situation, you aren’t alone. Many people have had similar experiences and there are some great books out there to help you deal with any type of conflict, issue or personality. Here are a few that we recommend:
Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations, William Ury, Bantam Books. This book offers strategies for dealing with someone who is angry, unreasonable, deceitful, or suubborn and doesn’t want to negotiate.
Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life, Sam Marquiles, Ph.D.,J.D. Simon & Schusler. In this guide, Marguiles covers teh legal, financial and emotional realities of divorce. He takes readers through every step, from making the initial decision to finalizing the agreement including: Why mediation is now the preferred way to divorce, how to avoid the conflicts that often occur after the divorce is over, how to negotiate successfully even when you are angry and how to manage step-family conflict in the aftermath of divorce.
Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes Work for Your Child, Isolina Ricci. Collier Books. Making Shared Custody Work. Covers legal, emotional and financial issues involved in setting up two homes for your children. There is also a really great version of this book just for kids.
Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce. Lois Gold, Penguin Books. Addresses legal, financial and emotional issues during and after the divorce process. Helps parents improve communication and ultilize effective negotiation and conflict resolution skillls to avoid legal battles.