A Divorcee’s Empirical (and Slightly Irreverent) “What’s Next” Guide to Life after Marriage
Just about everything about divorce sucks. It sucks away your time, your money, and occasionally your will to live. We know. We’ve been there. We’ve both been divorced and are now remarried . . . to each other.
F*ck Divorce is not a book about divorcing (which stinks); it is a book about putting the pieces back together afterward (which doesn’t have to). Using the latest scientific research, a bit of tough love, and a highly questionable sense of humor, psychologists and relationship scientists Erica Slotter, PhD, and Patrick Markey, PhD, will teach you how to navigate your post-divorce relationships with yourself, kids, and even your slug-breath ex-spouse. They’ll hold your hand as you navigate the complicated, exciting, and sometimes terrifying world of dating and sex as a born-again singleton and be by your side as you (hopefully) find your way to new love. Learn:
Self-Care in the Post-Divorce Haze
How to Rediscover the Newly Single You
The Importance of Being Nice(ish) to Your Ex
How to Help Your Kids Through the Sh*tstorm
How to Survive the Awkwardness of First Dates . . . Again
Navigating Your Newfound Sexy Time
Divorce-Proofing: Keeping Marriage 2.0, or 3.0, Together
So, welcome to the world of being newly unwed. It’s good, bad, and ridiculous, and sometimes your blind date smells like soup. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink (or three), and let’s do this sh*t.
About the Author
Erica Slotter, PhD, and Patrick Markey, PhD, are professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Villanova University. They have published over a hundred research articles and given hundreds of presentations at scientific conferences. Their research on romantic relationships and other topics has garnered widespread media attention and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and on CNN, NPR, BBC, PBS, and NBC. They are happily married and live with their three children/stepchildren and two dogs in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
“Slotter and Markey, both leading experts in the psychology of relationships, offer an essential corrective to our harmful and outdated narratives about divorce. Divorce isn’t just a story of ending; it is also a story of rebirth. The divorce itself is indeed a horror, but it’s just the beginning of a new story. This deep, playful book helps those of us suffering through divorce to craft new stories filled with life, love, and laughter!” —Eli Finkel, professor of psychology at Northwestern University and author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage
"Written by two of the world's most awesome divorced people, F*ck Divorce is a science-based romp down one of the worst roads most people will have to travel in their lives. Laugh in the face of misfortune and find yourself feeling that there is, indeed, a light at the end of this particular tunnel." —Christopher Ferguson, professor of psychology at Stetson University and author of How Madness Shaped History