The D-Word

Divorce through a Child’s Eyes

by Tara Eisenhard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/15/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781475931396
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781475931402
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781475931419

About the Book

Intended to inform and inspire, The D-Word is an honest, firsthand look at divorce and its ramifications. Parents, grandparents, friends, attorneys and counselors are invited to glimpse 12-year-old Gina's experience and learn how their actions shape reality for children of divorce. Through real-life examples, The D-Word addresses issues such as conflict, communication, alienation, attitudes and, ultimately, moving on.

When Gina's parents decide to separate, she finds herself propelled toward adulthood on the emotional roller coaster ride of her life. Gone are the days of an existence filled with typical adolescent turmoil. Instead of exploring her social circles, Gina listens intently to decode her parents' telephone discussions. She takes on a new level of maturity as caretaker of her younger brother and confidant to her distressed mother while she grapples with her role in a changed family. As a year unfolds, Gina struggles to find understanding, adjustment and peace of mind.

About the Author

Tara Eisenhard is an ex-wife and the daughter of cooperatively divorced parents. From these life experiences came her belief that familes can evolve, not dissolve, through the process. She has studied divorce and blended-family dynamics and is passionate about sharing her vision with others. Tara lives in Central Pennsylvania.