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The Case Against Divorce: Discover the Lures, the Lies, and the Emotional Traps of Divorce-Plus the Seven Vital Reasons to Stay Together [Paperback]

By Diane Medved (Author)
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Divorce may not be the answer to marital problems. Clinical psychologist Diane Medved offers step-by-step methods for recognizing marital troubles and how to work them out together, the truths behind the myths of divorce, and the most common reasons for divorce and what they truly mean. Fine.

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Despite the pain, the emotional turmoil, the fights and the tears, marital problems can be solved -- without ending in a trauma that will haunt you and your family for years.
Written by a renowned clinical psychologist, this reassuring book reveals how your family, your friends, and even society at large can inadvertently encourage divorce -- and subtly deceive you into thinking that single is better. Discover:
-- Step-by-step methods for recognizing your marital problems and working them out-together.
-- The very valid reasons to stay together that are usually given bum raps, including " We Should Stay Together for the Sake of the Children" and " I'm Staying in My Marriage Because I Can't Face Being Alone."
-- The most common reasons given for divorce -- and why they are, more often than not, excuses for not wanting to face the difficulties of marriage.
-- The destructive myths of divorce, including " The Fresh Start." " Meeting Lovers is Easy, " and the " Greener Grass Syndrome."
-- The exceptional situations when divorce really is the only answer.
-- And much more.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Ivy Books
Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.88" Width: 4.19" Height: 0.74"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1993
Publisher   Ivy Books
ISBN  0804106339  
ISBN13  9780804106337  

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More About Diane Medved

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Diane Medved, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author of five major non-fiction books, blogger, and nationally-known speaker and media personality. Dr. Medved blogs on her own site, "Searching for Bright Light," and writes columns for USA Today, Truth Revolt and about social media, family and politics. She is a guest host for her husband's nationally syndicated radio program, "The Michael Medved Show" that reaches 4.5 million listeners daily, and has appeared on myriad other programs including "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "CBS Morning News," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "Oprah," and "Larry King."

Dr. Medved is the author of The Case Against Divorce, Children: To Have or Have Not?, and First Comes Love: Deciding Whether or Not to Get Married and is the co-author (with her husband Michael Medved) of Saving Childhood: Protecting Our Children from the National Assault on Innocence and (with former Vice President Dan Quayle)The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong, which quickly appeared at #1 on the Los Angeles Times Best-Seller list (first printing 350,000 copies).

She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Diane Medved currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Marriage
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Divorce
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General

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Divorce doesn't have to be the answer!  Apr 27, 2008
This book is easy reading. Its well written with common sense examples against divorce that we all think about but out of anger, frustration or a quick fix or our own insecurities we deny that these are the reasons to stay together. The truth is after 18, 20, 23 years with one spouse you are connected in so many ways that it's undeniable. If your feel you are not you can reconnect and bring back all the warmth, fun and love you once felt to the surface because it is really there. This book spells it out if your open minded enough to see it! It takes work but the book is a long term study that proves it statistically.
The grass isn't always greener  Jun 13, 2007
If you find yourself seriously comptemplating divorce, this book is a must read. Medved, who herself has been divorced and remarried, makes it clear from the start that this book was really supposed to be a non-judgmental, non-critical, typical therapist's take on divorce and its non-harmful effects on everyone involved or touched by it. She had to admit through her own research, her premise changed 180 degrees.

If you are thinking that divorce will solve all of your problems and make you happier, then you owe it to yourself to find out, before doing the deed, what potential new problems you may create for yourself, and more importantly, your children. Both spouses should take the time to read it just in case one (or both) of you has visions of grandeur of life without the other.

Should all marriages be "saved?" No, but we all know of many more lives that have been negatively impacted in many different ways by divorce than those that have been successfully impacted. Do your homework and be brutally honest with yourself (mostly about yourself) before buying into the notion that divorce will fix your unhappiness and dissatisfaction. This book gives a more objective view of the longterm results most people don't have the courtesy to warn you about written by one who has been on both sides of the fence, and she explains quite well and clearly why the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Awesome Book  Oct 2, 2006
I read this book while I was working on the set of 7th Heaven . This book shows that most divorced couples divorce for frivilous reasons. (One example was a man who left his wife because he felt that she cheated him of his youth.) The book publishes statistics as well as anecdotal evidence.

One part of the book I enjoyed was that of a man who spoke to a divorced friend about marital problems during a high school reunion. After hearing his friend's callius attitude about marriage, the man decided to work things out, and he did.
Read before rending  Sep 3, 2006
A book anyone contemplating divorce should read. Even if you feel divorce is inevitable, it will at least warn you what you are up against.
If you have kids, and considering divorce, this is a must read!  Jan 7, 2006
If you are immature and just want out, and your partner is shallow enough to have also not taken his/her vows seriously, AND you don't have kids in the marriage, then you can take the easy way out and just split. however, kidless and unhappy, this book still will give you a needed side to read that is quite contrary to the legal fabric of this country, where divorce attorneys get fat from making divorce easy. there is no easy divorce!!!! emotionally, it will wreck you.

if you have children in the marriage and are to the point of divorce, then it should be mandated by a judge (if not by a friend or family member) that you read this book. the reality is clear: divorce wrecks children! (not just in the short-term, but LONG-TERM). dr. medved makes this unmistakably clear. any marriage can improve when both parties work at it, and this book will give you the push to get busy doing just that.

anyone who has experienced the reality of divorce should read this book and cram it under the nose of the divorce attorney that handled their case. if attorneys have any soul (doubtful), it might make them stop taking divorce cases.

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