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Something About Me and My Book:
I was born and raised in South Africa, lived on a kibbutz in Israel for five years before moving to London. I was married for twenty years, fathered three children and got divorced. After remarrying I returned to Israel and now live in the Jerusalem hills, where I have my pottery studio.
A few years ago I decided to resurrect the journal I kept during the time of my divorce. The journal, a chronicle of the breakup of my marriage and my recovery, became my book BREAKUP: enduring divorce. You can see it at:


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Diagnosing Malignant Divorce.

The chief hallmarks of a malignant divorce are: one, the speed at which it occurs, and two, its ferocity.

It is astounding how quickly relative amity turns into outright enmity when divorce is in the air. One minute you are functioning as an ordinary couple; the next you are at one another's throats. All resentments and past accounts are called in, with no holding back. Even the one diaper change you failed to make seventeen years ago is not forgotten.

The shift from knowing the…


Posted on December 11, 2011 at 10:53pm

Breakup - a Cue to Wake Up

My breakup was a harsh wake-up call, so for a long time I was reluctant to heed it. Going through an unwanted divorce after twenty years of marriage, with three children, appeared to possess all the attributes of hell, with no redeeming features.


The collapse of our relationship caught me off guard. I grew up thinking that marriage was forever and naturally I expected my marriage to last forever. For many years it seemed we were going to live out my vision of marriage and…


Posted on September 20, 2011 at 12:58am

Divorce: Earthquake or Volcano

Each year millions of people suffer the crippling effects of a life-shattering event – breakup/divorce. Naturally they want to understand their predicament, grasp what has befallen them, or tell the world what they are going through.


Two natural disasters come to mind when thinking about relationship failure: "It's like an earthquake," or "Now I know what it's like to be under a volcano." According to the metaphors, you cannot mend the chasm in the earth or put the…


Posted on May 1, 2011 at 4:06am

Genesis of BREAKUP, the book.

Genesis of BREAKUP, the book.…


Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:19am

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