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We are often asked if we can recommend any books on a range of topics relating to separation and divorce. We have been asking parents and professionals to let us know of books they have used. Please do let us know if you have a book that helped you –  we hope you find these useful.


Recognition to Recovery – How To Leave Your Abusive Ex Behind For Good by Caron Kipping

This book is packed full of bite-size strategies, information and guidance for anyone who thinks they are in or have been in an abusive/controlling relationship.If you need step by step help to put your abusive ex behind you for good, this is your go-to guide!Recognition to Recovery does exactly what it says – it helps you recognise abuse, understand your options and gives you simple strategies that really work and make recovery possible.


Divorcing A Narcissist by Karin Walker & Dr Supriya McKenna

An essential emotional and legal survival guide for those divorcing or separating from a narcissist. Separating or divorcing a narcissist or someone who has narcissistic traits can be a difficult, draining experience. This book is written for the spouse of such a personality, to support them step by step through the legal process, as well as through the difficult emotional journey that they’ll be undertaking. It will help you recognise narcissistic behaviour, prime you on what challenges lie ahead and provide practical insights on how to survive the process. It will also help you work with your lawyer so you can both understand the potential pitfalls that could frustrate attempts to finalise your separation.


Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence by Edward S Kubany, Maria McCaid, Janet Laconsay

Domestic violence experts offer the first-ever post-traumatic stress disorder treatment approach to help abused women overcome the trauma they have endured and regain control of their lives.


See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hil’

See What You Made Me Do’ is a profound and bold confrontation of this urgent crisis and its deep roots. It will challenge everything you thought you knew about domestic abuse.


Invisible Chains, Overcoming Coercive Control In Your Intimate Relationship by Lisa Aronson Fontes

If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to help you.


Living With The Dominator: A Book About The Freedom by Pat Crave

This book explains violent and abusive behaviour and places it in a social context. It can help readers of any age and sexual orientation to change their own bahaviour and to recognise when they are being controlled.


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