Stuff in the ‘moving past divorce’ Category

16 March, 2016

Where I Write: Terry Gaspard

Terry Gaspard - Where I WriteOur next WHERE I WRITE, in which our authors share their favorite writing spots, is from Terry Gaspard, author  of DAUGHTERS OF DIVORCE (Sourcebooks, 2016)

“Although I have a comfortable home office with a coffee pot nearby, my favorite place to write isdaughters of divorce my local library. And today, as I sit in my preferred private room at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, I’m reminded of how I was teased by my three sisters and my father growing up about getting “dressed up” to go to the library on Saturday afternoon. My dad would say things like “There she goes again in her new outfit with her backpack full of books – she’s trying to escape our crazy house!” To this day, I’m happiest writing at my home away from home, where I hope to find solace once and for all!” – Terry Gaspard

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25 January, 2016

Daughters of Divorce by Terry Gaspard and Tracy Clifford

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Restore your faith in love and build healthy, successful relationships with this essential guide for every woman haunted by her parents’ divorce.

Over 40 percent of Americans ages eighteen to forty are children of divorce. Yet women with divorced parents are more than twice as likely than men to get divorced themselves and struggle in romantic relationships. In this powerful, uplifting guide, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy draws on thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help you recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so you can build the happy, long-lasting relationships you deserve.

 

Reviews

“If you’re in a family of divorce as a daughter or parent this book is for you. Gaspard and Clifford are a mother and daughter who have gone through it themselves. From self-esteem to the impact on your relationships, this book gives you practical doable action steps to help you learn how to change your story or narrative and see divorce through adult eyes. It can be very helpful for adult children of divorce, and for mothers and fathers who are looking for insights and ideas to help their daughters.” – Jeff Zimmerman, ABPP Clinical Psychologist and co-author of Adult Children of Divorce and The Co-Parenting Survival Guide

Daughters of Divorce is an original and timely treatment of a very important topic. Bravely told from the perspective of the authors, a divorced mother and her daughter, Daughters of Divorce provides empathy, guidance and wisdom for those who are struggling to understand the impact of divorce on their lives and choices. Highly recommended!” – Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. Psychologist and author of When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along

“Finally! A book about divorce that is specifically focused on women. This thoughtful, insightful and uplifting book acknowledges the unique impact of divorce on its daughters while offering concrete steps and practical solutions.” – Elisabeth J. LaMotte LICSW, author of Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce

“Rarely have I read a book that is as honest, courageous and optimistic as Terry Gaspard’s Daughters of Divorce. Ms. Gaspard has skillfully crafted a book that combines authenticity, warmth and clinical expertise – a rare combination in the self-help genre. This gem of a book is chock filled with intriguing personal reflection, vignettes, tasks and assignments. It is a virtual handbook for daughters seeking to stop this transgenerational pattern, dead in its tracks.” – Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

“”…the authors’ solid and empathetic advice is applicable to anyone who has suffered childhood traumas affecting his or her ability to trust in the power of love.”
” – Publishers Weekly


5 December, 2015

Gaspard

Popular relationship blogger, family therapist, and author, Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, has seen first hand that 2nd marriages face challenges that 1st marriages simply do not. Increased financial pressures; unfinished business with exes; the complications of blending families; scrambling for time for romance, let alone sex; and more can strain second marriages to the breaking point. In her latest book, THE REMARRIAGE MANUAL: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around (Sounds True, February 2020), she shares the expert advice, practical tools, hope, and inspiration that remarrying (and already remarried) couples need to make sure their 2nd (or 3rd) marriages will finally be their happily ever after.

THE REMARRIAGE MANUAL will help put readers and their spouses on solid footing; make sure the flame between them keeps burning bright; and build a deeply trusting, loving, and sustainable connection for the long haul.

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed therapist with over thirty years of clinical experience specializing in children, individuals, couples, families, divorce, and remarriage, as well as an author, nonfiction writer, and college instructor.  She is a popular speaker who frequently offers commentary on divorce, marriage, remarriage, and relationship issues. Two of Terry’s research studies on adult children of divorce have been published in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. Her previous book, Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-lasting relationship, was published by Sourcebooks in 2016. She is the owner of movingpastdivorce.com and a regular contributor to The Gottman Relationship Blog, Patheos.com, marriage.com, thegoodmenproject.com,  divorcedmoms.com, and divorcemagazine.com.

Follow Terry on Twitter at @MovingPastDivorce and find updates about their book on their Facebook page: Moving Past Divorce