Thankfully, I have been happily married for nearly 30 years, but after living in Los Angles for over thirty years where divorce is as popular as rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers when they are winning championships year after year, I do have quite a bit of experience dealing with divorced couples.
“Divorce Bullying: An Epidemic,” by Twiggy Bean, Ph.D. Explores the dynamics of bullying during a marriage, during and after a divorce, and points out that the “targets” of bullying are not gender specific and that either the husband or wife can be the bully in the relationship.
Ms. Bean provides ample examples of bullying using real life experiences which she has witnessed while counseling and mediating warring parties and the effects such behavior has on the children in such relationships. Her analysis and perceptions throughout the book are quite compelling and I would strongly advise anyone in a difficult relationship and feels that he or she might be the target of bullying to read this book. I found the book easy to read and it helped me understand the many dynamics in play in relationships that are falling apart.