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Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well

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One out of every two modern marriages ends in divorce, and 75 percent of those divorces are initiated by wives. Author Ashton Applewhite is one of these women, having sued for divorce after enduring an unfulfilling ten-year marriage. "Cutting Loose" is a wonderfully appealing book for women who want to leave their marriage but fear the consequences. Shattering the media-ge ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published April 7th 1998 by Harper Perennial (first published May 1st 1997)
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Judy Karasik
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is wise, it is funny, it performs the amazing task of weaving a multitude of histories (which vary wonderfully in terms of class, race, and culture) into a coherent theme-driven narrative, which makes it so much easier for the reader and so much more useful, which is probably more important.

The author has done a tremendous amount of research yet wears it so lightly it is practically invisible; it simply informs the work and gives it a strength and legitimacy that it probably has neede
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Marsena Adams-Dufresne
Jan 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A level-headed, smart approach to a difficult topic. The author, who went through a divorce herself, relies on the stories of hundreds of other women and a lot of research to illuminate a confusing and conflict-filled journey. I would recommend this to any woman who is either going through or contemplating a divorce. Applewhite does not blink in the face of painful reality, nor does she get hysterical about how tough the process is.
Nana
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book truly made a difference as I went through my divorce in 1997. Very relevant at the time, I am not sure if 20 years later the book would still be as helpful.
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