4 out of 4 stars
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"Am I making the right decision? " is the most common question that occurs in one's mind before filing for divorce. The book SPLITTING-UP without falling apart to pieces is written by Jan Kaa Krristensen. The main focus of this book is on relationship conflicts and the struggles divorced people go through before and after. There are times when a person needs someone for guidance and suddenly nobody is around, this is when a person ends up making the wrong decision. Divorce is not something to be decided nimbly. The book itself provides realistic advice to the reader.
There are a total of ten chapters and each chapter focuses on a specific situation. The author's way of putting these situations into words makes the reader question themselves, " am I making the right decision ". Every chapter is supported by a specific story that perfectly describes the circumstances a person goes through during the whole process of divorce.
Being a certified psychologist and specialist in clinical psychology, Jan Kaa Kristensen - the author mentioned, Some of these stories are in fact inspired by being a part of several kinds of researches and real-life experiences but the characters are fictional. The author of course did not back off in explaining the emotional rollercoaster these fictional characters go through. Each chapter explains a particular situation from point of view of both parties. It is adequately described how a single decision influences the partner, but children, and other people as well. The author discusses the importance of having an understanding between both parties for the sake of children and themselves as well. I admire how the author has demonstrated the impacts of divorce on each individual of the family and how it can severely affect the future of children as well. The author also has modestly explained how a rift between ex impacts the mental health of children.
There is a questioning section that comes at the end of each chapter, I personally think it is quite interesting because those questions make the reader reflect on themselves and readers can feel polite pressure to reconsider their decisions and eventual choices. The sole purpose of this book is to establish a collaboration between both parties either before or after divorce.
As a reader, I did not find any negative aspects regarding this book. I found a few minor grammatical mistakes at the beginning. I appreciate how much research the author has done for the sake of this book. I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. One of the best things about this book is its uncomplicated vocabulary which is pretty convenient. I would recommend this book to people around the age group starting at 21 and so on, and those who want to move on without splitting the bond between children and parents or those who are currently suffering at keeping their family together. This book holds great potential.
SPLITTING UP without falling to pieces
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