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Kathleen W. Shack, M.S., LMFT
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“Before a Bad Goodbye” Dr. Tim Clinton

“Will Our Love Last” Sam Hamburg

“Five Love Languages” Gary Chapman

“Stop Blaming, Start Loving” Bill O’Hanlon and Pat Hudson

Harville Hendrix books: “Getting the Love you Want”; “Keeping the Love you Find”

John Gottmann books: “What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal”, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”; “And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives”

“After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful” Janis Abrahms Spring

“How Can I Forgive You?” Janis Abrahms Spring

“ScreamFree Marriage” Hal Runkel

“Boundaries” Henry Cloud and John Townsend

“Boundaries in Marriage” Henry Cloud and John Townsend

“Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress” John Gray


“1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12” Thomas W. Phelan

“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

“Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents” Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt

“ScreamFree Parenting” Hal Runkel

“What Your Explosive Child is Trying to Tell You” Douglas Riley

“The Explosive Child” Ross Greene

“Boundaries with Kids” Henry Cloud and John Townsend


“Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life” Abigail Trafford

“Moving Forward After Divorce” David and Lisa Frisbie

“Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends” Dr. Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti

“The Dance of Anger” Harriet Lerner

Divorce and Children (Parent Resources):

“Mom’s House, Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried” Isolina Ricci

“Mom’s House Dad’s House for Kids” Isolina Ricci

“The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce” Elizabeth S. Thayer, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.

“Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way” M. Gary Neuman

“The Good Divorce” Constance Ahrons

“What about the Kids” Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

“Helping Children Cope with Divorce” Edward Teyber

“Step-Coupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family” Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green

“Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent” David and Lisa Frisbie

“Boundaries with Kids” Henry Cloud and John Townsend

“Successful Single Parenting” Gary Richmond

Books for Children about Divorce:

“What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?: A Survival Guide for Kids” Winchester, Beyer and Verdick

“Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids about Divorce” Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo

“Dear Mr. Henshaw” Beverly Cleary

“Dinosaurs Divorce” Marc and Laurie Brown

“The Spider and the Bee” Michael Shen

“Charlie Anderson” Barbara Abercrombie

“At Daddy’s on Saturdays” Linda Girard

“The Divorce Workbook: A Guide for Kids and Families” Fassler and Lash Ives

“Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies” Nancy Holyoke

“Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids” Zoe Stern

“Missing Rabbit” R. Schotter

“It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear” Vicki Lansky

“Let’s Talk About It: Divorce” Fred Rogers

“The Divorce Express” Paula Danziger


“The Worry Cure” Robert Leahy

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD):

“Driven to Distraction” Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

Girls Growing Up

“The Care and Keeping of You –The Body Book for Girls” American Girl Publishing (and journal)

“The Feelings Book –The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions” American Girl Publishing (and journal)

What To Do Guides For Kids by Dawn Huebner:

What to do When you Worry Too Much: A Kids’s Guide to Overcome Anxiety

What to do When your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger

What to do When your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More

Sometimes I Worry Too Much, But Now I Know How to Stop

Borderline Personality Disorder:

“I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me” Jerold Kreisman and Hal Straus

“The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder” Randi Kreger

“Understanding the Borderline Mother” Christine Ann Lawson

“Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder” Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

“Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder” Randi Kreger

“Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem” Kimberlee Roth, Freda Freidman, Randi Kreger


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