The Divorce Survival Kit is a hands-on, step by step guide to protecting your kids, maintaining your sanity, and navigating the chaos and paperwork of divorce. Kristiin Sabey, the author, has been through 6 divorces. By going through divorce so many times, Kristiin has recognized the parts of divorce that are similar, even though each divorce has its unique attributes. She found there were parts of divorce that are even predictable to a degree, no matter what caused the divorces. Finding these similarities took some of the uncertainty, pain, and hopelessness out of the process. The author shares solutions to the difficulties you and your children may face mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially through your divorce. As you navigate the rough waters of divorce, be aware that the day can come where you will transform your pain into great strength, wisdom and compassion. An underlying message the author shares is this: no matter how awful your divorce is, this whole experience will be over soon enough, and you and your children can go from merely surviving to thriving. The Divorce Survival Kit covers: • What divorce is • What divorce is not • What the 5 stages of grief are and how to navigate through them as smoothly as possible • The pros and cons of using a divorce attorney • The aspects of the divorce decree: child support, custody, visitation, alimony, taxes, assets, and more • Options to getting the paperwork completed • How to set boundaries, especially if you are co-dependent or entangled • How to start each day in a healthy way • Solutions to dealing with your grief • How to keep your kids emotionally healthy and reduce the effects of the divorce on them • How to help your kids feel safe to come to you with their emotions and experiences and keep the lines of communication open • Helping your kids understand the difference between loving the abusive parent without accepting that parent’s bad behaviors • How to re-establish your identity • How to rebuild your new life Kristiin gathered helpful resources over the years, has created easy to follow checklists and worksheets to help you process through the heavy emotions, and has vulnerably shared examples from her own experiences to illustrate how she arrived at certain lessons (gifts) she received through some of her darkest times. The Divorce Survival Kit is written just as the name implies: as a kit full of tools to help make your process as streamline, quick, and painless as possible.