Self Help Books I Liked









My goodness do I love the kindle app on my iPad mini! Of course I prefer holding and reading a real book but it’s so affordable to buy kindle versions of books!

Early on after discovering my husband’s lies and secrets when I was in trauma over everything, I read a lot of therapy type books. Here are the ones that were most helpful!

Thawing by Don Carter
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse by Barbara Steffens
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain was Trying to Kill Me by Susan Rose Blauner
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.
As Soon as I Fell by Kay Bruner
The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori, MS
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Any book recommendations from other women going through breakups, divorce, infidelity, or other heartbreak? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

One thought on “Self Help Books I Liked

  • Ariana –

    The other night, when everyone else was in bed, I was sitting by the Christmas tree, and you came to mind. I searched your old site name to no avail. Then I searched your old site name plus your name and found your new blog.

    First, let me congratulate you on the new, sweet addition to your family! Lyla is a beauty…and what gorgeous eyes she has! (I think all your kids take after you in that department.) I can’t get over how big all your kids have gotten! It’s hard to believe Everett is already 3 years old. It looks like he’s doing amazingly well. I noticed some great fine motor skills in his photos! Ember, Payson, Sierra & Brooke all look so much more grown up!

    I also want to say that I’m so sorry to read about the emotional turmoil and heartache you’ve been through. I know your reconciliation was over a year and a half ago. Please accept my apologies for commenting on such a painful time in your past, but I wanted to say how much I admire your strength, openness and capacity for forgiveness. I have no doubt that, even on the days you thought you wouldn’t be able to breathe, or stop crying or recover…you did all those things for the sake of your children. Through reading your blogs, it has become very evident that you are an incredibly loving and devoted mom. Your children are blessed to have you…and I know you feel equally blessed to have them.

    I am wishing you and Allan continued healing. I am wishing you peace of heart and mind. And I am wishing you and your sweet family much happiness, many future blessings and many more beautiful memories made!

    Please continue taking care of yourself while you’re busy taking care of your family!

    Best wishes,

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