Hi! I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope you'll stick around for a few minutes so I can tell you how Taking the High Road can really help you cope with your ex-husband, maintain your sanity, and raise your child in peace.
First things first. I bet you're wondering how I came to write this book.
Well, once upon a time I married a man I thought was sent from the heavens for me to savor until I was no more. Eight years later, after our divorce and an unbelievable string of his uncooperative behavior, I began having dreams about parting his hair with a weed whacker.
By day, of course, I was a good girl, who much to the dismay of friends and family worked very hard to get along with my ex and co-parent in peace. By night, however, in dreamland, my alter ego, was fond of firing up the weed whacker and chasing him around the neighborhood.
Determined to quiet my nocturnal avenger and step deeper into wonderland, I scoured the bookstores for a promising post-divorce tutorial which would teach me how to consistently master my emotions, nourish and preserve myself, keep my sense of humor, and keep my child whole and happy.
I never found that magical book, so I wrote it. And now I want to share the 50 power strategies in Taking the High Road with you so you can recreate your relationship with your ex using wit, mindfulness, creativity, strategic planning (and blatant trickery if the situation calls for it) and get on to the glorious rest of your life too.
To help you master your emotions, I've provided lots of mental-health aids like affirmations, meditation techniques, prayer prescriptions, visualization exercises and role-playing. If you memorize the pages on "Playacting" and "Witnessing" alone, you will quickly have 2 great sanity savers to use the next time you talk to your ex.
To help you nourish yourself, I'll teach you put together pampering routines and lean on your friends for support. Each section ends with a pampering break, but I have no objections to you reading in the hot tub too. As you start your high road journey, it may sometimes seem like you're chugging up a steep hill on a 10-speed bike. Learn to weave, don't skip the TLC rest stops along the way, and bring a friend along for company.
To help you keep your sense of humor, which is essential if you're going to spend extended amounts of time on the high road, I've scattered dozens of my own and other divorced mother's fall-on-the-floor-and-beat-the-rug-funny ex dramas and solutions. Keep the laugh with you as you learn how to put brakes on your bullying ex, collect support, schmooze with your ex's new honey, and much, much more.
To help you preserve yourself, I'll clue you in on the best times to communicate with your ex, guide you through focused "Power Talks" when you want to make a request or share information, stage escape routines when things get too sticky, and regroup after a bad "Ex" day.
To help you keep your child whole and happy, I'll charge you, as your child' s primary role model to set the example. With the help of your Small Thoughts Journal (a private diary to record all negative chit-chat about your ex), whining limits, story-telling and creative visitation send-offs, you'll be able to neutralize your visitation-day angst, simplify your child' s life, talk out their troubles, and build a supportive village around them.
Needless to say, after 6 years on the high road, I no longer have weed whacker dreams. If I wake up in the middle of the night anymore, it's usually because I've rolled over onto my Tickle-Me Elmo doll and set off a stream of giggles for both of us. I have a delicious life and I want you to have one too.
So, read the book, do the work, hug your child, and I'll see you on the high road.
P.S. Please write me to share your successes, your transformation, and your breathtaking view from the high road.
Good read. Something related to me somethings did not. It's hard when you're going through a divorce and sometimes when there are other forces (people) involved it makes it very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kim Barraco
Great book for on getting past resentment even when your ex plays very unfair. Also great to know I'm not the only one going thru this.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer