Synopses & Reviews
It's no secret that divorce is one of life's most stressful experiences. While this transition may be painful, it can also awaken you to new possibilities and help you discover who you are and what you really want in life.
Stronger Day by Day helps you get started on that new path by offering five-minute reflections, affirmations, and short journal exercises you can use each day to stay hopeful and emotionally centered as you move through this difficult time and eventually emerge with renewed confidence and strength.
Without intending to, I read Stronger Day by Day in one sitting. Turning the pages, I felt that a warm and wise mentor was gently and skillfully shining a light through what often is a dark and troubling time. I recommend this book.”
Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good
Unquestionably, divorce is an emotional journey. Stronger Day by Day is an insightful book that gives comfort and help to those going through the process. It not only normalizes the emotions that often accompany the divorce experience, it provides meaningful positive affirmations. Perhaps most importantly, it includes helpful exercises that empower the reader. I will share this book with my clients, who will find it invaluable. I will also share it with colleagues to reinforce why we continue to work to ensure the availability of divorces that take into account the emotional and financial needs of families.”
Sherri Goren Slovin, JD, president of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Susan Pease Gadoua is brilliant! Every now and then I come across a practitioner who really knows her stufffirst, because she has the credentials, but more importantly, because shes been there, done that! I highly recommend Stronger Day by Day to anyone trying to pick up the pieces after divorce. This book does an excellent job of normalizing the vast array of emotions that one feels during divorce, and the author writes in a way that lets you know she truly understands. It also calls on the reader to act esteemably, whereby everyone benefits.”
Francine D. Ward, speaker and author of Esteemable Acts
Written by a professional divorce mediator and coach, Stronger Day by Day offers daily reflections and insights readers can turn to as they navigate through this emotionally turbulent time. Chapters focus on common stages and feelings that people undergoing divorce experience, including grief, resistance to change, and confusion. Within each chapter, Susan Pease Gadoua offers five-minute meditation exercises that encourage the reader to reflect and heal from the pain and confusion of divorce. Each of these meditations includes a question for readers to ponder throughout the day to gain new insight into their divorce and plans for the future. While most of the meditations deal with the emotional issues surrounding divorce, several exercises offer practical guidance for dealing with the legal system and seeking support from family, friends, and organizations.
From the author of Contemplating Divorce comes Stronger Day by Day, a collection of quotes, insights, and opportunities for reflection people healing from divorce can turn to every day to help them through the process.
About the Author
Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, is founder and executive director of the Transition Institute of Marin in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, an agency that provides coaching, therapy, and workshops to people who are at some stage of marital dissolution. She also works with couples and adolescents. Gadoua's first book, Contemplating Divorce, appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list.
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