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How to Escape the Gravitational Pull of an Ugly Divorce

Going through a divorce is never an easy thing – even if you’re lucky enough not to endure a particularly hostile one. There’s dividing the assets, figuring out when and where the kids will spend their time – and then there’s dealing with all the emotional issues and heartbreak of something that was once – […]

Break Free From the Divortex Book CoverGoing through a divorce is never an easy thing – even if you’re lucky enough not to endure a particularly hostile one. There’s dividing the assets, figuring out when and where the kids will spend their time – and then there’s dealing with all the emotional issues and heartbreak of something that was once – hopefully – filled with promise turning bad.

For Austin-based attorney and blogger Christina Pesoli, she described her own divorce seven years ago like a black hole — the stress and despair of starting her life over continually threatened to suck her back in. It was such a threat she gave that gravitational pull a name – the “divortex” – and wrote a book about what she learned trying to rebuild her life. It’s called “Break Free from the Divortex: Power Through Divorce and Launch Your New Life.”

She sat down with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, who asked her why she decided to write a book and to explain what exactly the divortex is.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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