As the rate of divorce in the United States skyrockets, the number of broken hearts and broken homes increases too. Gayle talks with author Suzanne Finnamore about her book Split: A Memoir of Divorce and how she learned to cope with her husband leaving her for another woman.
Suzanne was at home one evening with her 15-month-old child when her husband came home from work and told her he wanted a divorce after five years of marriage. Filled with grief, Suzanne says the news devastated her and left her in a severe depression. But as she started to cope, she started to jot down her thoughts and feelings on paper. "Even though I couldn't eat and I couldn't sleep after two weeks, I could write," Suzanne says.
Suzanne was inspired to write Split: A Memoir if Divorce because she says there was no material out there to help her deal with what she was going through. "There were nonfiction books and novels [on divorce], but there wasn't anything that would make me laugh and make me feel like I've been there," Suzanne says.
She says she wrote the book for women who want to laugh and relate to what so many other women go through. She also shares her 10 simple tips for divorce and gives advice for couples with children who are going through it.
Printed from Oprah.com on Tuesday, December 10, 2013