Silver Linings: A Guide for Divorced and Divorcing Parents


Silver Linings 2 addresses topics that parents often encounter with their children during and after divorce. Written by Marilynne R. Ryan, Esq., founding partner of Ryan Faenza Carey and Diana S. Kierein, Esq., LICSW, a clinical social worker, therapist and former family law attorney, Silver Linings 2 represents the second edition compilation of many years of experience and advice from these two professionals.

A quick and convenient “go-to” guide, this tiny book covers the many obstacles and “divorce-borne burdens” children and parents encounter. Each chapter starts with a directive such as “Will they Love the Other Parent More Than Me?” then follows with sound advice on how parents can handle day to day situations. Thoughtful insights from the authors who are passionate about children impacted by divorce, Silver Linings is a guide that you will refer to again and again. This is a highly-recommended easy read. to obtain a copy of the book, please email

“Inmates at FMC Devens are grateful to Ryan Faenza Carey for its generosity in donating 100 copies of Silver Linings to assist in teaching a parenting class for incarcerated fathers who are or have been separated or divorced.”

- FMC Devens

“I’m going to pass a copy along to my friend who is in the middle of a divorce with 2 young children. It’s such useful advice—even for happily married folks with kids in the house. I read through it and felt a pang of recognition. Sometimes it’s hard not to draw the kids into spousal “discussions.”

- A.R.A.

“Simple wisdom; It really helps! Thank you”

- C.S.

“Every divorcing couple could benefit from reading this helpful gem”

- N.C.

“This should be required reading”

- B.B.

“Great quote in describing pain of child”

- C.S.

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