Not Your Mother's Divorce
A Practical, Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Guide to Surviving the End of a Young Marriage
Publication Date: December 30, 2003
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No matter what your age, divorce is one of life’s greatest challenges. But while your parents, friends, and lawyers may be chock-full of advice, the truth is that young women who divorce today face a brand-new set of issues and possibilities far removed from those of women a generation before. If you’re looking for a fresh, empowering, and thoroughly modern guide to starting this new chapter of your life, Not Your Mother’s Divorce offers the ultimate roadmap—from wading through legal jargon to getting back into society—as told by your best girlfriends who’ve been there.
Based on the experiences of more than thirty women who divorced in their twenties and thirties without children, Not Your Mother’s Divorce offers camaraderie and practical counsel on:
Breaking the news to family and friends
Coping with sudden singledom—from living arrangements to changing your name
Protecting yourself financially and dividing your assets
Legalese 101—making the legal process work for you
Reentering the dating scene
How to handle encounters with your ex
Warm and insightful, Not Your Mother’s Divorce gives you the tools to find your way through this difficult time—and emerge a stronger, wiser, happier you.
KAY MOFFETT is a Web editor and corporate writer and SARAH TOUBORG is an executive editor at Prentice Hall. The authors met while pursuing undergraduate degrees at Harvard. Both women were divorced in their early thirties. Sarah remarried in 2002.