“We cannot learn without pain.” ~Aristotle
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we find ourselves in situations we have no control over. Changes in our lives can be daunting. But when we realize that there have been many others before us in similar circumstances, it is comforting. ‘The Chicken Soup for the Soul’ has been a reassuring set of books with inspiring stories of people from all over the world. Many of their books have been a part of my daughters and mine reading ritual together.
There’s always a ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ book for you – no matter what your age or stage in life!
During the process of my divorce, its edition of ‘Divorce and Recovery’ was an eye-opener for dealing with everything related to divorce. Reading personal stories of grief and loss helped me deal with my own experience. I could relate to all the confusion and turmoil within, often with an objective view. The people in the stories were strangers, their situations were in a different context, yet it felt as though we are all in this together. The chosen ones!
This book helped me acknowledge all the crazy emotions running through my mind and heart. It brought forth a reassurance that a broken heart can be healed.
The thought of divorce meant entering a dark place, one I was determined never to know.
Throwing light on the various situations I could possibly face ahead, it helped me to deal with visitation scenario, financial perils, children’s well-being, dating after divorce and more. I was filled with the hope of surviving my divorce and the much needed optimism of thriving thereafter. Divorce can be life’s greatest lesson!
A highly recommended self-help book for divorced women, men and families.
‘For the first time I was doing what was best for me. I finally acknowledged that I deserved more.’
“There are all kinds of reasons for two people to stay together and all kinds of reasons for them to move apart.”
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” –Robert Muller.
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