After graduating from London University Maxine Pillinger moved to South Africa shortly after her marriage to set up a magazine publishing house. In 2007 she returned to the UK and now works in London for a leading talent management company. She lives in Surrey with her two sons.
Phyllida Wilson graduated from London University and has been spent most of her career marketing lawyers. She lives in Gloucestershire with her teenage son and daughter.
Maxine and Phyllida are long-standing friends and decided that that they should share their experiences of difficult divorces by writing something that was not a reference manual or a personal history but a realistic, pragmatic guide to making it through the process.