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How To Escape a Bad Marriage- A Self Help Divorce Book For Women [Kindle Edition]

Diane Tegarden
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Book Description

"How To Escape a Bad Marriage- A Self Help Divorce Book For Women" provides step by step instructions on how to achieve financial and emotional independence, in preparation for a divorce. It discusses many types of divorce, and has a special section on how to get out of an abusive relationship. The book is based on the author's experiences, research and writing on women's issues, as opposed to being presented from a legal standpoint. In user-friendly language, she discusses issues that are generally not found in other self-help divorce books; such as how to accomplish one's goals, and how to attain a decent lifestyle after struggling through a divorce and/or an abusive relationship. With financial information on spousal support, child support, and community property issues, the reader can figure out where her finances stand. There are also checklists of questions for an attorney, or accountant, should you need one.

Editorial Reviews


This book is more than a practical survival guide for divorce - it is a tool for your emotional and financial empowerment. Author Diane Tegarden understands that if you are not working on staying in your marriage, you need to be working on leaving it. At the same time, she knows that divorce is one of the most stressful life events a woman can experience. --Annie Dennison, Ph.D. (

Diane Tegarden, a valiant survivor of an abusive marriage, lived to tell her story and is now helping other women who have had to face some of the same fears and challenges. In April 2004, Tegarden published her first book, Getting Out Of Limbo-A Self Help Divorce Book For Women, which provides step by step instructions on how to achieve financial and emotional independence after a divorce. It discusses many types of divorce, and has a special section on how to get out of an abusive relationship. --Julia Nizinski, JN Communications

From the Author

Have you ever felt you were losing control of your relationship? Are you confused about whether your marital problems are emotional or financial?
Although society doesn't want to hear about your marital problems, I know they happen every day. This book is a tool for empowerment, it will provide you with tools to begin to understand your finances and how they affect your relationship.
The rest of the book will deal with the other areas of a divorce, for example: child custody, dividing up the bills and belongings, and the emotional aspects.

May it serve you well in your time of need.

Product Details

  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Publisher: FireWalker Publications Inc. (April 4, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000ZH76IM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,822 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We need this book! January 9, 2010
I was so happy to see that someone has written a book helping women to end bad relationships. There are already so many books telling us how to revive marriages, denying what is often reality - that the marriage should not be revived. We really need books that help us to step out, choose independence, re-create our own lives in healthy patterns, and choose quality intimacy instead of longevity. This book is truly a tool for empowerment. Thank you, Diane Tegarden! Great work!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a book April 26, 2009
This is a small but packed book full of useful information, insightful thoughts and an action plan that lead to essential actions on the part of the reader.

Ms. Tergarden did a wonderful job mythologically going over every aspect of divorce allowing the user of the book to make some soul searching (and heart wrenching) choices during a time when most people are suffering the out of body feeling most of us call "being in Limbo." That time we realize nothing is moving forward, or changing, or anything, we are just there, miserable.

This book will help the reader get out of that emotional roller-coaster and come out with a clear action plan whether that is to choose to stay in your marriage or get out. You will come out of reading this book feeling strong and ready to take on what you need to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information March 13, 2009
"Getting Out of Limbo" is a great guide for women in an unhappy relationship. There's a lot of information I didn't think of on my own and the worksheets are great! I heartily recommend it!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive for too little information June 7, 2013
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I do not think this book was worth the money it was not as informative as I expected. It really did not tell me anything I did not know, or couldn't find on the Internet. Maybe if there were more insightful actual stories, and successful educational leads we could use it would be better. Also, while it turned out that we are not getting divorced after ten years, I think that Diane should also provide choices for people so that they can try to keep their marriages alive and well, maybe some supportive therapy solutions, etc.....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As a relationship coach I find Diane Teagarden's book to be just what the doctor ordered. In her well organized chapters she has single-handedly helped women mitigate some of the collateral damage of divorce.

The simple language encourages women to exercise the same budgetary care when getting a divorce as they did when planning their wedding. This book teaches women how to avoid further victimization by effectively dealing with issues of finance to become a survivor of divorce. I highly recommend it.
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More About the Author

Diane Tegarden, the author of four published books, lives in Pasadena, with her husband and four cats.

She's been a print journalist since 1992, writing on a wide range of subjects including; renewable energy, environmental concerns, holistic health, women's issues, and Native Spirituality. Her work has been published in: The Pasadena Star News, Security Sales Magazine, The Pasadena Weekly, The Solar Flare, The Feral Forest, Earth Luvyrs Calendar, The Daily Sundial, the West Coast Well Being, Associated Content and Health Breakthroughs. Since 2005, she's written for three online content producers, Yahoo Content, Constant Content and The

Her company, FireWalker Publications Inc. was formed in 2004 to promote her passionate, original written works, materials, ideas and creations.

She's been interviewed on several Radio Talk Shows about divorce and domestic violence, speaking from her personal experiences in her first book "How To Escape a Bad Marriage- A Self Help Divorce Book for Women" published in 2004.

She released her first poetry book, "Light Through Shuttered Window", in December 2007. The 90 page book is a compendium of her poems about life, love and the process of creativity.

Her third book, "Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time" is a science fiction novel set in the distant future with its hooks deep into renewable energy and the changing face of the planet.

In September 2012 she released her second self-help book "Budgeting on a Dime: 10 Steps to Financial Independence" to help people learn to cope with their personal finances during harsh economic times.


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