Divorcing

Melvin M. Belli, Author, Mel Krantzler, Author, Mel Krantzler, Photographer St. Martin's Press $22.95 (434p) ISBN 978-0-312-01760-6
Lawyer Belli and California psychologist Krantzler are both experienced in counseling people who confront the myriad problems of divorce. In the introduction to this minutely detailed guide, they tell how they themselves overcame the traumas of failed marriages (Belli's three, and the fourtha ``footnote''quickly annulled; Krantzler's one) and ultimately re-wed successfully. The authors seemingly cover all aspects of divorce, starting with suggestions for avoiding the breakup, if possible. There follows advice on financial arrangements, protecting children from the hurts and anxieties of separation, arranging custody, dealing with loneliness when suddenly single, etc. Belli and Krantzler emphasize that it is wrong to mistrust or back off from a promising relationship, but they caution readers to guard against possible hazardsphysical or mental abuse, incurable diseases like herpes and AIDScaused by intimacy with a new partner. The book is an excellent resource. 75,000 first printing; first serial to Cosmopolitan; author tour. (August)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1988
Release date: 08/01/1988
Paperback - 448 pages - 978-0-312-03816-8
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