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An informative book. An inspiring dance mix. A dinner recipe that's healthy, delicious, and kid-friendly. A rejuvenating spa treatment. Even a trusted professional. Every now and then, we all need these things—and quickly. The First Wives World Community Recommendations section provides a fast, easy way to find it all anytime.

Every resource listed here is recommended by like-minded individuals who know what you're going through. You can even join in and add your own recommendations, and help build a resourceful library of survival tools for everyone.

10 Recent Recommendations

Book: Self Compassion By Kristen Neff

Therapist recommended this, for myself today during our first, and it was also recommended by his colleagues . A great book for those, who may be rough on selves, and feel guilt for the nonsense these narcissistic ex s have tried making us feel! It teaches women how to be empowered!!!

Tue, 2/2/2016 - 8:15am

Book: Splitting - Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or Narcissist

Required reading for anyone divorcing a PD!

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Mon, 2/1/2016 - 5:21pm

Music, movies, & more: Fun House - Pink

Song to describe the old happiness in a home and that its over so its time to move on

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Sat, 1/30/2016 - 3:53pm

Book: The Laundromat

This short novel tells the story of Petra, a recently divorced woman in middle age, rediscovering her sexuality after a long monogamous marriage. It's a lively read, with lots of sex, including donuts! Perfect for reading a chapter of erotic fantasy each night.

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Tue, 1/26/2016 - 5:00am

Book: Self Referenced vs. Selfish

The article talks about being self referenced, which is the inability to see a situation from another's perspective. THAT is one of the issues (the greatest) my marriage suffered from. Its tied to lack of empathy. If you can't see the other person's perspective how can you feel for…

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Tue, 1/19/2016 - 3:11pm

Music, movies, & more: 5 signs you're dating a toxic person

This describes narcissists, although he doesn't say so in the video.

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Fri, 1/15/2016 - 11:46am

Book: The Pursuit of Happiness After A Divorce

What a fantastic read! This book was written in a way, I believe, that many people can relate their own past relationships and experiences. It was a good length and I finished reading in one sitting. The story told is powerful and makes you look at what you can do better in the future, to have…

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Tue, 1/5/2016 - 2:39pm

Pampering: Henna

As a Henna artist, I'm a little biased here, but getting henna in a location you can see and admire, with a design that is meaningful to you, can be very uplifting. I like knowing there is something pretty on me, even on the days I don't feel pretty about myself. Link is just for concept…

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:41pm

Music, movies, & more: Another great article with information to recognize abuse signs...

We live in a fog. Questioning our thoughts and are their actions really that bad. This article helped put into light some of the signs and symptoms that I have been experiencing. The confusion and ptsd especially...

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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 2:53pm

Music, movies, & more: Trauma bonding

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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 2:51pm