Christina Pesoli

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Seal Press
August 2014
288 pages
Nonfiction | Divorce


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Christina Pesoli (Austin, TX)

Breakup coach and author of Break Free from the Divortex


Elena Meredith | | 512-481-7096 | Twitter: @elenameredith



  • Christina Pesoli is the founder of Emotional Hardbody, where she provides training to help women avoid common mistakes that make divorce take longer and cost more
  • She practices family law with Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP, in Austin, Texas
  • She has written extensively on the topics of marriage, relationships, divorce, post-divorce parenting, and post-divorce dating
  • She is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post
  • She writes two advice columns, “Emotional Hardbody Answers” for CultureMap Austin and “Get Over It” for Divorce magazine
  • Christina holds a law degree from Notre Dame Law School


When women seek out Christina Pesoli, they’re looking for help. They want to know how to break free from the “divortex”—the gravitational pull forcing all their thoughts and energy to endlessly orbit around their divorce and their ex.

As a divorce and breakup coach, Pesoli helps her clients navigate legal issues, personal stresses, and the strain of putting their lives (and the lives of their children) back together. In her book, Break Free From the Divortex, Pesoli rolls her advice and survival tips into one relatable guide. She is equal parts drill sergeant and big sister, offering practical tips and no-nonsense advice to help women come out on top—with their finances and their sanity intact.


  • How to avoid getting sucked into the divortex – the gravitational pull that forces all your thoughts and energy to endlessly orbit around your divorce and your ex
  • Expert and personal advice for navigating legal issues, personal stresses, custody issues and financial settlements during your divorce
  • Emotional Hardbody: The Divorce Boot Camp that’ll make you drop down and give twenty to come out strong and happier in your new life
  • The Modern Wonder Woman: Emotionally strong is the new sexy
  • 10 signs you need a Breakup Coach: for example, you compulsively text-bomb your ex, you refuse to put down the carton of ice cream, and you can’t get out of bed.
  • Navigating the murky waters of post-divorce dating (especially online dating)
  • Don’t get fooled again: Advice for dating after you’ve been cheated on
  • Mom’s new boyfriend: How to balance post-divorce dating and your kids/ Likes more: Dad’s new girlfriend
  • How to co-parent with your ex (and his new wife)
  • Til death do us part: Should you stay in touch with your ex’s family?

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