English (Hardcover)Knopf Canada
English (Paperback)Vintage Canada
Candid, humorous and full of fascinating stories, Happily Ever After Marriage is part modern guide, part passionate conversation with friends and part meditation on what can be seen as a new rite of passage to self-actualization in mid-life. By bravely examining her own life, Hampson brings clarity to the underlying cultural messages that inform the choices we make – and shows how embracing change at mid-life can open oneself to new possibilities of connectedness.
National Bestseller – The Globe and Mail
With great compassion and insight, Sarah Hampson takes the reader on a journey through the dilemma of divorce: its confusion and pain as well as the clarity and contentedness it can bring. She shares her stories and wisdom like a treasured friend, which is what you will feel she is by the time you finish Happily Ever After Marriage.
An important new book that combines respect for marriage, love and child raising with the changing expectations of how we want to live our lives. Hampson’s thoughtful and moving take on life after divorce will inspire all women in mid-life who have come of age after their marriages ended. And—hallelujah—it gives divorced men and women a much-needed context for their experience.
Compassionate, bracing and rich in life-tested wisdom, this is a book that mid-life women have been waiting for. Sarah Hampson points the way from the bruising disappointments of love gone wrong to new possibilities for growth and connection.
Sarah Hampson is an award-winning journalist with the Globe and Mail.