On Your Own Again

By Keith Anderson; Roy Macskimming
(McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771007507, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 1, 1992

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Every year, more than two million North Americans experience the trauma of separation and divorce. Now, at last, On Your Own Again provides down-to-earth help for readers seeking to survive a shattered relationship and build a new life.Written in Dr. Anderson's own personable, reassuring voice, this guide explains the four emotional stages undergone during and after separation and gives every reader the feeling, "He's talking about me."

Dr. Anderson offers compassionate, practical, step-by-step advice. In no-nonsense language, often leavened with humour,he provides tools that can be used by readers male or female, young or middle-aged, straight or gay, in or recently out of a troubled relationship, to help cope with the loss and to speed recovery – so that they may lead rich, rewarding lives on their own again.

About the Author

Dr. Keith Anderson has been a practising psychiatrist for 16 years. He is in private practice in Ottawa where he is also affiliated with the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Author of articles published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Anderson has been president of the Ottawa Academy of Medicine, Psychiatry Section, for the past three years. He has two teenaged children from his first marriage, who live half time with Dr. Anderson and his second wife, Judith.

Roy MacSkimming is a professional writer and a published novelist. He has been literary editor of The Toronto Star and is now director of the Association of Canadian Publishers. Roy MacSkimming and his wife, Suzette, have lived in Europe and raised two sons.

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