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minimumof jargonand amaximumof imagination from the author’s personal experiences. The book is a guide for what to do and how to cope with the emotional travail of loss and loneliness, with the problems of everyday living made turbulent by divorce.

“The non-technical viewpoint of the author allows her to suggest precise action in a way that psychologists writing self-help books cannot do. While the therapist may be limited to teaching, showing, leading, the author of LOVED TOO LONG can say, ‘Do this. You’ll feel better!’ The therapist must be carefully nondirective, while the LOVEDTOOLONG author can use humorous exaggerations that will open the portals of possibilities and serve to say ‘You’re okay!’ to the reader.

“The book is filled with hope because the author is flled with hope. The strong, forward going nature of the book will comfort the reader and by giving her courageous assignments, will strengthen her own hope and determination.”

Sally intended to have interspersed among the 13 chapters of LOVEDTOOLONG, “Five pieces written by women in the process of ending long marriages. These personal diary pieces [would] give the reader an intimate look at someone else’s pain of parting and at the positives of parting that may be impossible for the reader to see in her own painful dilemma.

“Perhaps, had the reader fol lowed the 13 commandments early on, she would not be ending her longmarriage. It ismore likely that the oldmarriage was ill-fated from its beginning or too damaged to salvage. WOMEN WHO LOVED TOO LONG will ease the

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