Restored Lives has created lots of online resources you can use to recover fully from the breakdown of your relationship. This page includes many free online divorce resources that you can download as well as links to other resources including our book and the courses we run. Whether you are looking for resources for yourself or for a friend, Welcome! We hope you the online resources provided below helpful.
The end of a significant relationship or marriage can feel completely overwhelming. Many people are in shock, feel isolated and don’t know where to start. If left unresolved the emotional effects of a separation or divorce can be felt for years afterwards but it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you aren’t sure where to start… start here! The most important thing you need is support (the legal stuff can generally wait for a little). Make sure that you have a trusted friend/s alongside to support you. You don’t have to do this alone.
The Restored Lives course has helped thousands of people to recover fully after their separation or divorce – find out how you can go on a course. There is a lot of hope for your future.
If you are in emotional distress or feeling suicidal call 116 123 and speak to Samaritans. We’d also recommend making an appointment to see your own doctor as a way to access professional support. There is no shame in asking for help it is a positive, healthy choice.
Books to read
The Restored Lives book covers all the topics we cover during our course and is peppered with real-life stories from people who have successfully recovered from their separation or divorce. Read it alongside the course or as a stand-alone resource.Read the Restored Lives Book
There are lots of books to read relating to the subject of divorce and all the things we discuss on the course such as boundaries, forgiveness and how to parent children after separation. You can download our Recommended reading list here.Recommended reading list
Relationship breakdown can be particularly distressing and difficult if you have children. This Parenting Do’s and Don’ts cheat sheet includes some of the best things you can do for your children to reduce the negative impact of a separation as well as some things to avoid.Do's and Don'ts for parenting after separating
Difficult circumstances can arise during separation. Most can be dealt with using the communication, conflict resolution and boundary setting tools discussed during the course. This handout provides suggestions for when situations are more extreme including intimidation, unwanted contact or abuse.Recovering from domestic abuse & dealing with a high conflict ex
Use this editable letter template as a starting point for cooperative parenting or as a way to improve a difficult co-parenting situation.Cooperative parenting letter template
Watch this short introduction to the Restored Lives course which explains what it is and who it is for.What is the Restored Lives Course?
James talks about his divorce and what has helped him recover.James' Story
Kathy a divorced Mum of two describes her story of separation, divorce and recovery.Kathy's story
Read our blog
For our latest thinking head over to our blog which is full of recovery stories and helpful articles.
www.htb.org.uk – HTB: link to Holy Trinity Brompton where the largest Restored Lives course runs
www.thefma.co.uk – Mediators: everything about mediators and how to find one near you
www.resolution.org.uk – Solicitors: an excellent place to find a solicitor that uses a constructive approach to resolving issues
www.relationshipcentral.org – Relationship Central: home of The Marriage course and the best place to find help when you are in a relationship and looking to make it work better
www.relate.org.uk – Relate: a useful resource including access to counsellors
https://www.marriagecare.org.uk/ Marriage Care helps couples and individuals to build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, as well as providing counselling support in times of relationship difficulty.
www.divorcesupportgroup.co.uk – Divorce Support Group: an alternative divorce recovery course run by professional therapists with a number of courses around the country
www.drw.org.uk – Divorce Recovery Workshop: an alternative divorce recovery course run by a charity with a number of courses around the country
www.divorcecare.org – DivorceCare (US): DivorceCare runs thousands of courses, mainly in the US, focused on helping Christians get through divorce including a number of different resources e.g. one day at a time daily reading and encouragement