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Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well by Ashton Applewhite

One out of every two modern marriages ends in divorce, and 75 percent of those divorces are initiated by wives. Author Ashton Applewhite is one of these women, having sued for divorce after enduring an unfulfilling ten-year marriage. Cutting Loose is a wonderfully appealing book for women who want to leave their marriage but fear the consequences.
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Shattering the media-generated image of the lonely, deprived and financially strapped divorcee, Applewhite provides a much needed reality check. Cutting Loose introduces 50 women, varying in age, race, class and predicament, who have thrived after initiating their own divorces. Their fears of financial, emotional and romantic ruin were never realized; on the contrary, their lives improved immeasurably, and their self-esteem soared.

Cutting Loose also answers the crucial questions: How do you finally decide to make the big break? What is getting divorced really like? What are the shortcomings of the legal process? What about custody and child support? financial and emotional survival? and how does a woman's self-image change during and after divorce?
 

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"Too Bad to stay, Too good to leave" or *something* like that, I may have reversed some words in there... I have not started it yet but I had heard about it on here a while back and another friend recomended it to me as well.
 

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I love "Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay."

I recently finished "Storms Can't Hurt the Sky" and honestly, everyone (divorcing or not) should read that. It is really one of those books that deeply impacted me.
 

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The Sandcastle's book rocks!

"The Good Divorce" was really wonderful

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay wasn't that helpful for me. I think by the time you get to that book you either know you are going to leave or you need counseling.
 

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Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay wasn't that helpful for me. I think by the time you get to that book you either know you are going to leave or you need counseling.
I agree with that. I also don't think it take kids into consideration very well. Sort of seemed to me like the author was describing situations where kids weren't involved.
 
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