Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well by Wendy ParisSplitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well by Wendy Paris

Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well

byWendy Paris

Paperback | May 30, 2017

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Packed with research, insights, and illuminating (and often funny) examples from Paris’s own divorce experience, this book is a “practical and reassuring guide to parting well.” —Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Engaging and revolutionary, filled with wit, searing honesty, and intimate interviews, Splitopia is a call for a saner, more civil kind of divorce. As Paris reveals, divorce has improved dramatically in recent decades due to changes in laws and family structures, advances in psychology and child development, and a new understanding of the importance of the father. Positive psychology expert and author of Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar, writes that Paris’s “personal insights, stories, and research” create “a smart and interesting guide that can be extremely helpful for those going through divorce.”

Reading this book can be the difference between an expensive, ugly battle and a decent divorce, between children sucked under by conflict or happy, healthy kids. This is “a compelling case that it’s high time for a new definition of Happily Ever After—for everyone” (Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time).
Title:Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part WellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476725527

ISBN - 13:9781476725529

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Splitopia

CHAPTER ONE

The Joy of Ex

My Quest for a More Perfect Disunion




Many people assume divorce destroys relationships, but some former spouses get along better after they part. Fears about being single, miserable, and broke tend to be overblown. My husband and I set off on a quest to separate, together.

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“[A] litany of doom is the prevailing divorce narrative, perpetuated by pundits, popular culture, and moralizers. Paris is having none of it. In Splitopia, she does not tiptoe over the heartache or the pain of ending a marriage, but she does gift us with a compassionate, compelling, carefully-researched account of a new and more humane story of divorce—one in which the main characters can become better people in the end. Paris is an engaging storyteller and gifted teacher.”