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Relational Shifts
Free Healing of Suffering book

This academic thesis, by Julie Rappaport, explores how Traditional Tibetan Medicine can help to heal the suffering involved in relational shifts. Get your FREE download!

Relational Shifts Book

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Relational Shifts: A Family Doesn’t Have to End Just Because a Marriage Does
Co-authored by Julie Rappaport, Lee Liberman, and Tasha Liberman.

Relational Shifts is a new book that provides families with an intimate portrait of the realities of divorce while offering a potentially positive alternative.  Divorce affects all aspects of every family member’s physical, mental, emotional, social, sexual, and spiritual self.  This book asks: Does a family have to end just because a marriage does? The answer — a resounding "No!"


Co-written by Julie Rappaport and former husband Lee Liberman, with their teenage daughter Tasha Liberman, Relational Shifts offers three unique perspectives on divorce voiced personally by each family member.

  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Health
  • Spirituality
  • Personal Growth
  • In their respective, distinct voices, Julie, Lee, and Tasha reveal their emotions while voicing their perspectives as they recollect their individual experiences about specific events and issues in this family’s true story about divorce.
  • Each chapter is followed by a provocative discussion of the preceding chapter, along with “Evocations,” which readers can personally utilize to ‘evoke’ thoughtful consideration of the presented themes.
  • The books covers many of the different facets of very difficult subjects regarding divorce—money, sexuality, traditions, custody, remarriage, and more.
Additional Information
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The authors, from left: Lee Liberman, Tasha Liberman, Julie Rappaport.
  • This book promotes healthy and progressive family dynamics (and may even save some marriages, too).
  • In the 2005 U.S. Census Report, almost as many divorces were filed as marriages, and research shows over 40 million living Americans have been divorced.
  • Relational Shifts offers families and individuals a resource for understanding divorce and other “relational shifts,” as well as a commentary on the sociological and historical significance of marriage and divorce in our society.
  • Demographics: Relational Shifts will appeal, in particular, to the specific target audience of 30- to 60-year-old women and men who are currently considering (or are going through) divorce or attempting to heal after any relational shift.
  • Readership will vary greatly due to the spectrum of speakers in the book; readers can readily identify with the voices of Julie, mother and former wife, Lee, father and former husband, and Tasha, their teenage daughter.
  • The upcoming Audio Book, spoken by each of the authors, is in the works.

For more information, watch our seven-minute video, the book, and the show, or download the book's OneSheet.

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