In print for thirty-five years, Rebuilding is the number one trusted resource on divorce recovery. Now, this classic self-help book is available in an updated fourth edition, featuring a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti.
If you are going through a painful breakup or divorce, you may feel like the life you once knew is crashing down around you. You need help to gather the pieces and "rebuild" yourself from the ground up. Rebuilding features Bruce Fisher's "divorce process rebuilding blocks," a proven-effective, nineteen-step process for putting one's life back together after divorce.
Now the most widely-used approach to divorce recovery, the "rebuilding" model makes the process healthier and less traumatic for those who are divorcing or divorced--and their children. Over two decades of research and practice are combined with feedback from hundreds of thousands of men and women who have used the book on their own, or in one of thousands of Fisher divorce recovery seminars worldwide.
This book also includes Fisher's detailed Healing Separation model--the first of its kind to offer couples a healing alternative to the usual slide from separation to divorce. This fourth edition, revised with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of his clients and readers.
If you've been struggling to rebuild your life after a divorce, this book offers just the right balance of shoulder-to-cry-on and kick-in-the-pants self-help
About the Author
Bruce Fisher, EdD, (1931-1998) developed the 'rebuilding' model of divorce recovery nearly forty years ago. As founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center in Boulder, CO, he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. He was a popular divorce therapist, author, teacher, and clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Rebuilding, Fisher's best-selling guide to surviving divorce, has over a million copies in print in the United States, and editions in ten languages. His other books include Loving Choices, with Nina Hart, and the Rebuilding Facilitator's Manual, with Jere Bierhaus. Robert Alberti, PhD, has received international recognition for his writing and editing, often praised as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, book author, editor, and publisher, Alberti's now- inactive professional affiliations include Life Membership and Fellowship in the American Psychological Association, Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and more than fifty years of professional membership in the American Counseling Association. His publishing achievements include eight books, newsletters for a number of organizations, dozens of articles, and the editing of more than 100 popular and professional psychology books by other authors. Alberti's "formal" publications career began in 1970, with the first edition of Your Perfect Right, coauthored with Michael Emmons. Now in its tenth revised edition, Your Perfect Right has over 1.3 million copies in print in the United States, and has been published in translation in more than twenty languages around the world. Alberti collaborated with the late divorce therapist Bruce Fisher on the third edition of Rebuilding, and recently completed the revised fourth edition. Foreword writer Virginia M. Satir (1916-1988) was one of the most well-loved and highly respected contributors to the field of marriage and family therapy. She is recognized as a founder of family systems theory. Her many books, including her best-seller Peoplemaking, were influential in establishing the framework for family therapy, and comprise a major component of the foundation of the profession as it is currently practiced. Satir wrote this foreword for the first edition of Rebuilding.