In print for thirty-five years, Rebuilding is the number one trusted resource on divorce recovery. Now, this classic self-help book is available in an updated fourth edition, featuring a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti.
If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and rebuild" yourself from the ground up. Rebuilding features Bruce Fisher's "divorce process rebuilding blocks," a proven-effective, nineteen-step process for putting one's life back together after divorce.
Now the most widely-used approach to divorce recovery, the "rebuilding" model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced-and their children. Over two decades of research and practice are combined with feedback from hundreds of thousands of men and women who have used the book on their own, or in one of thousands of Fisher divorce recovery seminars worldwide.
This book also includes Fisher's detailed Healing Separation model-the first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. This fourth edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers.
If you've been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help!
Reviews and Endorsements:
"One of the best books written for the divorcing person … warm, engaging." -the Behavior Therapist
"Deals with the everyday feelings and problems of the divorcing and divorced … hits just the right balance between seriousness and optimism." - Florence Kaslow, PhD , Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
"A handbook for the divorcing and divorced that is authentic and which they can employ in the rebuilding of their own lives." - Esther Oshiver Fisher, JD , Journal of Divorce
"Warm, simple, and direct … this is a book you will not want to put down." - A.R.E. Press
"If you're putting your life back together after a divorce, you need this book! It could be just what you're looking for to help you get your life back on track. I found it to be very interesting and informative." - Jeanette Wright , Borger News-Herald
"Shows you how to move from denial to freedom and even another love." - Jann Mitchell , The Sunday Oregonian
"Exactly what you need to help put your life back together during and after a divorce." - Divorce Magazine
"Fisher and Alberti accompany you on your journey of recovery as they teach you in plain English how to move forward after the ending of an important love relationship. They are like Sherpas guiding you through the difficult mountain passes and over the perilous ravines. With kindness and optimism, they help you find your way." - Jeff Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP , psychologist and coauthor of Adult Children of Divorce and The Co-Parenting Survival Guide
"If you're suffering following a divorce or breakup, this outstanding book should be at the top of your reading list! Rebuilding combines compassionate insights with practical suggestions for finding healing." - Mark S. Rye, PhD , professor of psychology at Skidmore College, and coauthor of The Divorce Recovery Workbook "
About the Authors:
Bruce Fisher, EdD (1931-1998), developed the rebuilding" model of divorce recovery nearly 35 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. He was a highly popular divorce therapist, author, and teacher, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. His "Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale"is an internationally recognized measure of adjustment to the ending of a love relationship. Bruce grew up on a family farm in Iowa, was the first in his family to earn a college degree, and went on to a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado in human development. His dissertation research focused on the development of the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale. Bruce's widow, Nina Hart, is co-author with Bruce of the popular relationships book, Loving Choices. Nina continues the teaching, training, consulting, and therapy work she and Bruce did together for more than fifteen years.
Robert E. Alberti, PhD, has received international recognition for his writing and editing often praised as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, marriage & family therapist, book author, editor and publisher, Dr. Alberti's now inactive professional affiliations include licensure as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in California, Life Membership and Fellowship of the American Psychological Association, Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and fifty years of professional membership in the American Counseling Association. Alberti's publishing achievements include eight books, newsletters for a number of organizations, dozens of articles, and the editing of more than one-hundred popular and professional psychology books by other authors. His "formal" publications career began in 1970, with the first edition of Your Perfect Right , co-authored with Dr. Michael Emmons. Now in its ninth revised edition, Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships has over 1.3 million copies in print in the US, and has been published in translation in more than twenty languages around the world. Alberti also collaborated with the late divorce therapist Dr. Bruce Fisher on the third edition of Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends , a bestselling guide to surviving divorce, which has over a million copies in print and editions in ten languages. "