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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: Private Lies, Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy

This book helped me understand what others have been telling me for years, i.e., "It's not you!" It has really helped me to finally "let it go". It also has some tips for young married couples about what love really is, and what it REALLY isn't. I'm much more at peace…

Tue, 5/26/2015 - 8:45pm

Book: Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft

I recommend this book for anyone who has been, or is, in a controlling/abusive relationship.

Thu, 4/30/2015 - 1:50am

Music, movies, & more: You Go To My Head - Cassandra Wilson

I'm a musician and the orchestration along with the unusual timbre of Wilson's voice occupied my mind and steered me away from negative thoughts. Just don't listen to the words if you're heartbroken!

Sun, 4/26/2015 - 5:02pm

Book: Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately…

by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. A simple yet effective words of wisdom. It really impacted my husband on some level

Wed, 4/22/2015 - 4:52pm

Music, movies, & more: Fireproof

One of Kirk Cameron's movies. Very good glimpse of a marriage in strife and discord and they steps they take

Wed, 4/22/2015 - 4:49pm

Book: Will I ever be free of you?

Breaking free from a narcissist

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Tue, 3/31/2015 - 4:05pm

Book: The Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

Excellent book. There is also the book The Abusive Relationship Survivors tell all and The Controlling person by the same author. These books were so eye opening and empowering. It is amazing to see the person that you deal with fit into these perspectives so perfectly. It's very educational.

Tue, 2/10/2015 - 5:19pm

Book: Anything by Burt Goldman

You must be fairly intelligent and have a very open mind to read his stuff.

Mon, 2/9/2015 - 11:12pm

Book: What Makes Narcissist Tick

Please read this lady of print it out for all of you who want to become more educated about narcissism.

Mon, 2/2/2015 - 10:18pm