Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

Books
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Meaning from Madness by Richard Skerritt
"This was probably one of the most helpful books that I have read.  Before reading this I did not look at myself as a victim of abuse.  It made me realize that there are various type of abuse, and, yes I was a victim.  It also gave me great insight into the various personality disorders and an understanding of just why people with personality disorders do not function or think logically as others do."

 
Tears and Healing by Richard Skerritt 
" Not nearly as helpful as his book Meaning from Madness, but did give me some insight as to why we stay in relationships that are not healthy for us.  It deals primarily with the author's own experiences about living with someone who has borderline personality disorder."
 
Rebuilding, When Your Relationship Ends by Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alverti
"I read this book several months ago, but have recently read it again.  I got a completely different understanding of  this book at this stage in my divorce process.  The content deals with the various stages in the divorce process and feelings during this process.  I found it much more helpful the second time I read it.  I was able to relate to the stages - anger, loneliness, rejection, etc. more the second time I read it and was farther along in my therapy."
 
Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life by Sam Marguilies, PhD.
" This book was aimed at settling your divorce through mediation; which in my situation I knew wasn't going to happen.  It dealt with the basic financial aspects of getting a divorce - preparing a budget, cutting your expenses, selling your home, etc - none of which really applied to me.  It also gave some very basic information on divorce law and how to select an attorney.  This was a very basic book, which someone without much "financial savvy" would probably find helpful.  It would also be helpful if the couple was parting in a civilized manner and could negotiate a settlement..  In summary, I did not find that this book was very helpful in my situation."
 
Surviving Serparation and Divorce by Loriann Hoff Overlin, M.S.  
" Good practical advice on how to deal with emotions involved with divorce, as well as the aftermath - dealing with attorneys and the court system (under normal circumstances), money management, and rebuilding your self esteem."
 
After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD. 
" I read this book initially when I found out about the affair and used it as a rebuilding block to try to save our marriage.  It is based on both people being willing to rebuild trust and intimacy, which we know in my situation didn't work.  After I read this into the divorce process, I got a totally different meaning.  I could not rebuild the relationship by myself and trust was never going to be restored when there were other problems other than the infidelity."
 
Exorcising Your Ex by Elizabeth Kuster
" This is not the typical self help book.  It is extremely humorous and does give some good tips.  Like - "When you sit in the dark with a butcher knife, saying to yourself that I know he'll come back", you should run, not walk, to the nearest therapist.  Good for a laugh, which anyone going through a divorce can really use."
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Divorce and Recovery by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Patty Hansen
" Good selection of short stories that are easy to read and reminds you that you are not alone, someone somewhere has experienced the same feelings."
 
Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia, PhD. 
" This is actually a book I had to read for a psychology class many years ago.  Dr. Buscaglia had lectured at a class I was taking at NIU in, we'll not go there.  I dug it out of the archives and am reading it again.  The basics are that life is constantly changing and we need to learn and adapt to those changes to make our life more fulfilling.  It emphasizes how important caring for others, hugs and being able to trust others really is."
 



Informational Sites

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Substance Abuse/Addiction
Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
Children and Families
Protection & Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma


Developmental Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
How Does Pervasive Developmental Disorder Differ from Aspergerís Syndrome


Medications
Drug Interactions, WebMD
Understanding Medical Words Tutorial
Medications
Medications, FDA
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
Vitamins & Supplements


Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide: Read This First
 

 

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD
Understood.Org for Learning & Attention Issues

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Depression
Bipolar Disorder, Pendulum
Managing Depression
Anxiety and Depression in Children

Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening

Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Eating Disorders
Understanding Eating Disorders
Something Fishy


Self Harm - Cutting
Self-Harm Information & Support
How to stop yourself or someone else from cutting

Cutting and Self-Harm; How to Feel Better without Hurting Yourself

What Is Cutting?

Mental Health General Links
American Psychological Association
Disorders
Internet Mental Health
Mental Health InfoSource
Mental Health Net
Mental Health Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
Online Dictionary of Mental Health
PsychCentral.com
Self-Help & Psychology Magazine
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z

 
 
 
 

Additional Resources
Disaster/Trauma
HIV/AIDS
InfoQuit Smoking
Quitting Smoking
Interpretation of Dreams
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
NutraSanus Natural Health Supplements Guide
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause

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