Midlife divorce is skyrocketing, and women are initiating divorce in higher numbers than ever before in history. Psychotherapist Abby Rodman surveyed hundreds of women who divorced in midlife to find out the "whys", "whats", and "hows" of their experiences.
Packed with personal stories, fascinating statistics, helpful checklists, expert advice, and practical tips, Without This Ring is a necessary and critical listen at any stage of midlife divorce - whether you're just starting to consider it or you've already come out on the other side.
Abby Rodman is a relationship coach, an author, and a speaker who's renowned for her focus on midlife dating, marriage, and divorce. Abby is regularly sought out by print, broadcast, and online media outlets for her expertise on relationship issues. She has also successfully lived through and beyond her own midlife divorce.
©2014 Abby Rodman (P)2015 Abby Rodman
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Thoughtfully and poignantly written. As a psychotherapist myself, I admire the author's ability to present, sometimes painful, information in an appropriately humorous fashion. I particularly enjoyed her inclusion of other people's comments in her own work. I am a 25 year marriage veteran, who was feeling stuck and blind-sided after being served with Divorce Papers, and this book helped , largely by giving me some " one session therapy" (read : a slap in the face, but in the good way) .This book is a must read for any woman (or man) facing a " Gray divorce " .
"Very real and applicable book for any lady"
Very real and applicable book for any lady going through midlife separation. It provides research and relevant stories.
"A good guide"
As I begin to navigate the waters of divorce this book was helpful. Abby helped validate my thoughts and feelings and identified some additional steps to consider as I move through this journey.
"he wants it, I don't. married at 19, "D" af 14yrs"
Though I'm not the asking party in my divorce... this book did bring to light, how much I have blind to, thee entire time I've been married.
(currently still in the divorce process and proceedings).
He claimed unhappiness, and I had given him my world, universe, and beyond... for 14yrs.
He was literally my "everything"!
Without telling my whole life's "sob story" of now realizing that I was "young and dumb"... (although I loved him, [ and will always love the memories, in which I choose to remember, categorized as either: positive or "self-building"], I know he will always be loved in my heart; even with the good, bad, and the ugly.... I have no regrets, just what I like to consider to be "better knowledge of me" now.
THANK YOU, Abby Rodman.
I now have a different perspective of my divorce... I can (and will) survive this!!
I loved hearing other peoples experiences, successes, and feelings going through their troubled times. This book is encouraging and a great help in guiding a person in making such a life changing decision. Thank you!
This was an easy listen for a brutally not-easy place to be this far down life's finite road. Thank you, Abby!
"Not the book for me."
shortly after I began read it,I realized I wanted to reconcile my marriage not end it.
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