Talking Divorce: A Torah-based Guide for Navigating & Surviving Difficult Relationship Decisions

Talking Divorce: A Torah-based Guide for Navigating & Surviving Difficult Relationship Decisions

Code: 978-1891293535



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By Zalman Goldstein 

Clarity at Your Fingertips

Marriage Crisis • Divorce • Co-Parenting • Remarriage

This practical, no-nonsense book gathers essential information and practical guidance from rabbis, attorneys, and mental health professionals for navigating relationship breakdowns, reconciliation considerations, divorce, and life thereafter. Whether you are currently in a marital crisis, are torn between thoughts of reconciliation and divorce, or are already divorced, this sensitive guide clears up many misconceptions, illuminates relevant halachic and civil processes, and arms you with the knowledge needed to make sound decisions at every crossroad.

What the experts are saying:

“This book is smart, clear and eye-opening. A must-read education for those who are either personally or professionally involved.” 
—David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author and international expert on interpersonal relationships

“I recommend that couples make this volume their first resort before determining that they have reached the last resort.” 
—Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Ph.D. Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Director of Crisis Intervention, Trauma and Bereavement department of Chai Lifeline

“This book will hold your hand, answer all your questions, and provide the expert advice that will prevent unnecessary suffering for you and your family.” 
—Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych

“A treasury of solid, Torah-based, practical information for people contemplating divorce, in middle of a divorce, or already divorced.” 
—Rabbi Avraham Kahan, Rosh Beis Din, Vaad Hadin V’Horaah

“Zalman Goldstein’s latest book, Talking Divorce, provides a wealth of practical and meaningful advice aimed at helping Jewish couples recognize relevant issues surrounding divorce. He takes you through the different stages of a changing family, from marital distress to divorce and co-parenting, helping the reader create a clearer sense of direction and control during a very challenging time in life. This book can spare you and your family much heartache and set you in a healthier direction.” 
—M. Gary Neuman, L.M.H.C., New York Times bestselling author, creator of the, and author of Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way

“Offers readers rare clarity and wise instruction for navigating marital crisis and divorce in a wholesome and positive manner. I highly recommend it!” 
—Miriam Adahan, Ph.D.

“With this book, Zalman Goldstein has successfully made order of what is intrinsically a very messy and adversarial process. I recall attending many sessions of a convention around thirty years ago, on the topic of Jewish family, marriage, and divorce. One gripping line by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka—who was speaking about the acrimony which is so common in divorce—stood out and left a large impression on me to this day. He recounted his advice to those going through divorce: ‘The marriage may not have been successful, but at least make the divorce successful.’ This is an overwhelming challenge due to the emotional, financial, familial, legal, religious, and so many other difficult situations associated with divorce. If those going through divorce follow this book’s guidance, B’ezras Hashem they will be successful.” 
—Professor Ari Wasserman, Esq., Harvard attorney, author and noted Jewish lecturer

“Zalman Goldstein does a remarkable job dealing with what is an unavoidably sad and unpleasant topic—divorce. Unfortunately, there is a real need for such a book, and I commend him for tackling the job." 
—Rabbi Shais Taub, renowned lecturer, mentor,