Resources

Here’s what has been helpful to me and the women in my life as we navigate change. Please contact me to suggest additions to this list in progress.

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Recommended Reading

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Writing Through Transitions by Leia Francisco

Books by Single Moms

The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children by Emma Johnson
Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison

Support Groups

Finding a good support group was especially hard in the beginning. If none of these groups sound right for you, try finding community in a common interest group (for example www.meetup.com) or a faith group (the Unitarian Universalist church has been especially helpful for me).

S-Anon: A program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual behavior

Straight Spouse Network: For people who have discovered their spouse isn’t straight

Al-Anon: For friends and families of problem drinkers

Helpful Professionals

Marriage and Family Therapists

Art Therapists

Helpful Organizations

Women’s Center of Jacksonville

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati (with links to affiliates and online workshops)

Websites and Blogs

Center for Journal Therapy

WealthySingleMommy.com

The Parenting Shift

Disclaimer

Any information revealed on www.womanspeak.org about people whose lives have intersected with my own is shared in the spirit of helping myself and others to connect and heal. I recognize that their memories of the events described on this site are different than my own. This site is not intended to hurt anyone. I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing of my stories and others on www.womanspeak.org.

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