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Books For Coping with "Wife Abandonment Syndrome"

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The list author says: "I'll add works, as well as comments, to this list as I progress through various phases and gain back a greater attention span for reading. Some of these selections are not terribly rigorous, intellectually, but still manage to provide some comfort. I have no other experience with the "self help" genre."
Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal
Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal
"Aimed toward older women with children, but applicable to all "abandonees." The only book to make me feel like there's at least one other person on earth who has experienced some of the particulars of what I am experiencing. Appreciated "What not to say" section as well as list of Wife Abandonment Syndrome defining characteristics. You'll want to make copies of sections for people."
Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
"Words that cut through the meaningless clutter to help you stay focused on survival. You feel powerless but must remember that if you're alive you have power: Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way."
The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life
The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life
"While much of this book focuses on the premise that you've endured many abandonments leading up to the one big one (not all of us have), the chapters on internalizing rejection (self-blame) and ch. 5 (typical problems abandonment survivors have in moving on into new relationships) were v. helpful. Get a highlighter!"
Self Reliance
Self Reliance
Help! I'm in Love with a Narcissist
Help! I'm in Love with a Narcissist
"Dovetails nicely with Stark's theory that only narcissists can be abandoners. Chapter 14 (It's All Over) describes: "You never really understand what happened or why it didn't work," "You don't understand why your partner refused to do anything to save the relationship," "You can't figure out why your partner seems angry at you," and "Your partner has no respect for what you shared together.""
Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World
Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World
The Script: The 100% Absolutely Predictable Things Men Do When They Cheat
The Script: The 100% Absolutely Predictable Things Men Do When They Cheat
Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows (Wiley Personal Finance Solutions/Your Family Matters)
Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows (Wiley Personal Finance Solutions/Your Family Matters)
"A little outdated (especially regarding online banking) but makes a lot of practical suggestions regarding filing taxes under a new status, lawyer fees, and budgeting."
How to Survive the Loss of a Love
How to Survive the Loss of a Love
"50% cheesy poetry, 50% concise advice that made my eyes well, including: "In this age of fast foods and instantly replaceable everything, it's hard to accept that anything takes time." "Keep decision-making to a minimum." "Pretending expends energy that could be better used for healing." "There is a beauty in sadness." "The antidote for anxiety is action.""
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)
Sudden Endings: Wife Rejection in Happy Marriages
Sudden Endings: Wife Rejection in Happy Marriages
"If Stark's book is about what you're going through, this book is the only available discussion of what may have afflicted him. This is the book to read if people have told you that it always takes "two to tango" (or contribute to the demise of a marriage), but you know in your case it isn't true. Puts therapy and therapists in context; creates vocabulary to name this disease. Dated."
How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To
How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To