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The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal

Vikki Stark

Based on a study of over 400 women worldwide, Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal, is the first book to demystify and offer healing strategies to women whose lives have been turned upside down by Wife Abandonment Syndrome.

Wife Abandonment Syndrome is a pattern of behavior on the part of a husband who leaves his wife out-of-the-blue from what she believed was a happy marriage. Following his sudden departure, he replaces the caring he’d typically shown her with blame and anger, denying the positives in their previously agreed upon history. He often moves directly in with a girlfriend, leaving his bewildered wife totally devastated.

Written by family therapist Vikki Stark, who herself experienced Wife Abandonment Syndrome, and loaded with stories from women worldwide, in the study, Runaway Husbands has three main goals:

  • Explanations – It helps women to understand how a man who appeared to be a loving husband could morph overnight into an uncaring stranger
  • Strategies – It provides women with the tools they need to push through the suffering and move forward to rebuild their lives, often in new and unexpected ways.
  • Prevention – it will help women who are in happy marriages learn how to safeguard their marriages and recognize warning signs that may indicate trouble.

The focus of Runaway Husbands is to help women turn the crisis of abandonment into an opportunity for empowerment and growth. Although it describes the difficult experiences of abandoned wives in detail, its main goal is to provide inspiration and tools to aid in recovery.

Abandoned Wives Tell Their Stories

Vikki Stark, Editor

Planet Heartbreak is a compilation of sixty-two extraordinary stories written by women whose husbands suddenly left stable happy marriages. The stories detail the events around the husband’s departure and how the wives survived the resulting emotional devastation, making sense of this traumatic event, and often rebuilding their lives in new and meaningful ways. Planet Heartbreak is the companion volume to Runaway Husbands.

A Parent’s Guide to Breaking the News without Breaking Their Hearts

Vikki Stark

The Divorce Talk: How to Tell the Kids is the definitive guide to help parents break the news of an upcoming separation to their kids with the least risk of damage. Written by an internationally known divorce recovery professional, the book is based on interviews with over one hundred children whose parents divorced. Readers will learn, step-by-step, how to manage their own emotions, to understand the meaning of divorce to children, what to say to the kids, and how to deal with the children's reaction to the news. The book is practical and offers solutions that are designed to help parents limit the risk of trauma in the most important conversation of their children's lives.

The Seven Steps for Breaking the News without Breaking Their Hearts are:

  1. Learn to manage your own emotions so you will be in the best shape possible when you talk to your children.
  2. Have a planning meeting with your spouse to work out the basics of what you are going to tell the kids.
  3. Understand the meaning of the divorce for your particular kids.
  4. Decide who should do the telling, where and when to tell, and what to say to explain why you are getting separated. If you cannot work effectively with your spouse, decide these things yourself.
  5. Tell your kids that you are getting separated.
  6. Using the art of being attuned to your children’s emotions—listening carefully, acknowledging and accepting—respond appropriately to their reactions thereby reducing the risk of trauma.
  7. Follow through using suggested strategies so you can remain attuned in the days and weeks following the telling.

The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life

Vikki Stark

My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life reveals the remarkable extent to which a woman’s place in the sister hierarchy shapes who she is. Her choice of occupation, love relationships, the friends she chooses, even how she feel about her own body, are all directly related to her role as a sister. This book will make what has been invisible about why she is the way she is, visible!

Included in My Sister, My Self are strategies and techniques to help those readers who want to break out of limiting sister roles or improve their relationship with a sister. Read about the heartbreak and frustration of high-conflict connections, the burden of caretaking a sister in need, as well as the magic of those who enjoy super-close sister bonds.

My Sister, My Self contains the stories of the 400 women, teens and girls who opened their homes and their hearts to tell their stories in The Sisters Project. They share their tales, often funny, sometimes poignant, and their reflections about life with their sisters, both as kids and as adults.

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