Reconcilable Differences: Marriages end. Families don't.

Reconcilable Differences: Marriages end. Families don't.


By Cate Cochran


Separation and divorce can be a gruelling experience. Spouses who once loved each other can be swept up by an adversarial system where they declare war on each other, forgetting all that was good between them and disregarding the needs of their children. It doesn't have to be that way.

"When our marriage failed, my ex-husband and I tried an unusual arrangement to keep our family together. We share a house. He lives upstairs, I live downstairs, and our young children and dog float between us. It is unorthodox, but we've discovered we're part of a growing number of couples who, for the sake of their children, are creatively reconfiguring their families." - Cate Cochran

This book explores the lives of ten "successfully failed" marriages where the parents have done all they can to reconfigure their families after divorce in order to protect their children.

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About the Author

Cate Cochran is a producer with CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition and lives in downtown Toronto, where she shares a house with her ex-husband, two teenage children and a dog. Born in Toronto, she has lived in Saint John, Montreal, and Ottawa, where she attended Carlton University. Cate was the art director for The Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine before becoming a writer, radio producer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker.

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Product Information

  • Release: October 31, 2007

  • $19.95 Paperback

  • 264 Pages

  • 5.25 x 7.5

  • Adult Nonfiction

  • ISBN: 9781897187296

Praise for Reconcilable Differences

"[Reconcilable Differences] marks a new way of looking at the post-divorce world at the very time the definition of family is being recast." - Maclean's

"Cochran offers a smorgasbord of tips and advice for readers and divorces - a must for the recent or potentially divorced." - The Midwest Book Review

"...a lesson in mature adulthood." - The Globe and Mail