Divorce Bucket List by Jennifer Harris


Divorce Bucket List by Jennifer Harris
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Non-Fiction
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

Divorce Bucket List is a practical and heartfelt guide that effortlessly blends meaningful exercises and reflections with author Jennifer’s personal experiences through the trials and challenges of divorce. Written as a way to empower others to rebuild their lives as they work through the trauma of a divorce, this illuminating guide explores Jennifer’s harrowing journey through divorce, revealing her creation of her Divorce Bucket List – and how it helped her emerge into a happier, healthier, and more emotionally fulfilling chapter of her life.

Perfect for anyone who feels lost, alone, or broken as they struggle through divorce, Divorce Bucket List will help you rediscover yourself and your values, overcome your fear of the future, and learn to love again. With a blend of real-life anecdotes, reflections, and exercises to encourage you to apply a Divorce Bucket List to your unique situation, Jennifer’s story will inspire you to move past your divorce and make the most of this exciting new time in your life.

This book was very timely for me — my husband asked for a divorce a month or so prior to me requesting to review.  I’m so glad I picked it up!  It’s not super long, but it’s honest and interesting and I love all the journaling suggestions. Honestly, I wish there had been more.   I went out and bought a brand new notebook just to work through this… I did all the different exercises and some of them actually sparked other journaling which was really helpful and cathartic.

The author goes through her own experiences, with honesty and doesn’t pull punches.  She tells about the ups and downs as she worked through getting past her divorce.  Some of it didn’t apply to me (I’d been married so long, our children were grown, for example, and she discusses things like having to learn to be away from her children when they were with their dad), but overall it was a solid book to give ideas for building back a life.  And that’s something I think anyone going through a divorce, particularly when they weren’t the one who wanted it, could use.

It’s not a miracle worker… I’m still devastated and broken, honestly, because that doesn’t end in a few months. But it gave me tools to use to help work through the feelings I have and to find the “me” I lost.  It helped me realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that the end of a marriage isn’t the end of a life.  There’s more and it can be really good.

So if you need help after divorce to find an even keel, Divorce Bucket List might help you.  I think it’s worth giving it a try!

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. My son is going through a divorce. I think this would be a good read for him. The kids alternate every other week with their mother but he misses them terribly when it is not his week.

  3. I could have used this 30 years ago. Great book, and great review.

  4. Laura M. Baird says

    While I want to say I’m so sorry to hear about your divorce, Poppy, it always sounds insufficient. Strength to you in your journey and finding peace and love again. And while I haven’t read this book (or hope to need it) it sounds like a perfect start for those who will.

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