The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage (Paperback)

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The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage (Paperback)

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Should I stay married for my kids? Does this count as abuse? Why am I so unhappy? What does a healthy relationship even look like?

When you’re ready for honest answers to these and other questions, The D Word shows you how to dig deep and find them—and then move forward into a better, brighter future.

A template for confident decision-making and lasting growth and change—whether readers choose to stay in a marriage or leave it.

“For those who feel powerless and lost in broken marriages, Anthony shines a light.” —Publishers Weekly

From the host of the critically acclaimed The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast comes a book that provides the clarity, peace, and answers women need to make empowered decisions about their marriages, break unhealthy patterns, and build the life they truly want.

Every year, close to a million women struggle to decide whether to divorce their partners. Some are in relationships they know to be unsalvageable, yet they’re terrified that divorce will hurt their kids. Others feel guilt-ridden and confused over their unhappiness with a spouse who seems, to the outside world at least, to be perfectly fine. And then there are those in between, restless and aware of problems that may or may not be fixable, with no idea how to tell the difference.


The D Word is the definitive yet accessible guide for everyone who wants to take control of their lives, either by ending or repairing their marriage. Written in Kate Anthony’s signature straight-talking, empowering style, The D Word is more than a practical handbook for those considering divorce. It also reveals how cultural and societal influences negatively affect our relationships and expectations, stacking the odds against women.
Kate Anthony is the host of the critically acclaimed, New York Times-recommended The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which has helped thousands of women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, YourTango, MSN Living, Medium, and Solo Parent Magazine (for which she was the Senior Editor).
Product Details ISBN: 9780806542355
ISBN-10: 0806542357
Publisher: Citadel
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
Praise for The D Word

“…A clear-eyed look at the process of ending one’s marriage, from the initial breakup conversation to the legal complexities of child support, asset division, and alimony. Enriching the account with intimate details of how she stewed for years before asking for a divorce in 2008, Anthony makes refreshingly clear that a happy ending means autonomy over one’s future. Still, she doesn’t skate over the challenges of recovering from even marriages long past their expiration dates (“There is grief in every transition, happy or sad,” she writes, noting that her own healing has taken “many more years than I’d ever thought possible and in many ways is ongoing”). For those who feel powerless and lost in broken marriages, Anthony shines a light.” Publishers Weekly