Divorce: A Love Story, written by Jonathan Weiler and Anne Menkens, came out on October 15 as an ebook and in print in January. Excerpts of the book have appeared in the Huffington Post and the Guardian of London. They were also featured on “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio to discuss the book. To listen to the interview, please click here.
What does happily ever after look like when your love story begins with divorce? In this one-of-a-kind joint memoir, Jonathan Weiler and Anne Menkens tell the story of how their relationship continued to evolve and how they co-parented their daughter once they decided their marriage was no longer working. With honesty and humor, Jonathan and Anne explain how they worked through the struggles that accompany a failed romance in order to be the kind of parents, separately and together, that they knew their daughter needed.
While divorce is a painful experience for many, the authors suggest that divorced parents are not fated to an unhappy, conflict-ridden existence. Instead, they can become the people and parents they want to be and find their best selves, even as the relationship that was supposed to define who they are is no more.
Divorce: A Love Story, combines an in-depth account of the dynamics of Jonathan and Anne’s relationship, the therapy process that led them to break up and the partnership they formed after their marriage ended. Their story shows that divorce need not prevent loving, committed parents from working together to make sure their children receive the love, support and positive family environment every child needs.