Rose Recommends

Following are trusted books and people that Rose recommends if you want to dig deeper into topics she introduced in Getting Past Ugly.

Bill Eddy,, is an attorney, therapist, mediator and international speaker. He has authored several books on high-conflict personalities such as “Don’t Alienate the Kids! Raising Resilient Children While Awaiting High Conflict Divorce”, and It’s All Your Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything.

He co-founded the High Conflict Institute in 2007 and speaks about managing high conflict people and disputes.

Constance Ahrons,, is a psychologist with three decades of experience helping couples and families cope with divorce and its aftermath. She is author of the bestselling books, The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart, and We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce. Dr. Ahrons also directed the Marriage and Therapy Ph.D. Training Program at the University Of Southern. She coined the term “binuclear family” and was an early champion of collaborative divorce, a no-court, respectful team approach to divorce.

As a coach and therapist, she provides targeted advice and guidance around issues that often arise during a divorce, such as custody, living arrangements, co-parenting, how to choose a mediator, and how to deal with anger.

Lois Gold,, is a therapist and mediator in Portland, Oregon. Her practice focuses on divorce, family, and workplace mediation, consultation and training in conflict resolution, and therapy to individuals, couples, and families. She is past president of the national Academy of Family Mediators and has been prominently involved in the development of mediation since the 1970’s. She began the first mediation service in Oregon in 1980.

She is author of Between Love and Hate: a Guide to Civilized Divorce, and The Healthy Divorce: Keys to Ending Your Marriage While Preserving Your Emotional Well-Being.

Michael Donner,, is a practicing psychoanalyst, psychologist, and family therapist in California with a focus on the behaviors of high-conflict parents during family disputes that harm their children. Dr. Donner offers seminars for

professionals who work with children and families in conflict.

He is author of Tearing the Child Apart: The Contribution of Narcissism, Envy, and Perverse Modes of Thought to Child Custody Wars. He has written numerous articles in professional journals about pathological narcissism in custody disputes.

Paul T. Mason,, and Randi Kreger,, are coauthors of Stop Walking on Eggshells: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder. This is a guide that helps family members and friends of individuals with borderline personality disorder understand this self-destructive disorder and learn what they can do to cope with it and take care of themselves.

Paul T. Mason is a program manager of Child/Adolescent Services and a psychotherapist at St. Luke’s Hospital, Racine, Wisconsin. His research on borderline personality disorder (BPD) has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. He teaches seminars for mental health professional on the effects of BPD on partners and family members.

Phillip Stahl,, is a psychologist, author, and teacher, specializing in high conflict families of divorce. He teaches judges, attorneys, psychologists and other mental health professionals about issues affecting families and children. His expertise is accepted in courts across the country.

He is the author of Parenting After Divorce, and teaches a course titled Modern Divorce Advocacy through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Portland Business Forum,, is a group of professional business owners who meet weekly in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area. Rose Hubbard is a longstanding member of this group and highly recommends these colleagues to her clients for a full-range of legal, financial, and business services.

Randi Kreger is a best-selling author of books about borderline personality disorder. Her website offers specialized booklets and CDs for family members. Frustrated with lack of information about BPD and families, she initiated a discussion group and website for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder.