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Nov. 14, 2022

Interview with Vikki Stark

Interview with Vikki Stark

Vikki Stark is a renowned psychotherapist & author, known for her work on Wife Abandonment Syndrome & relationships. She has appeared on TV shows, radio & written for numerous publications. Her book "Runaway Husbands" offers hope & strategies for heartbroken women worldwide. Vikki conducts online therapy & divorce recovery retreats in Montreal & Sedona.

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Vikki Stark

Psychotherapist / Author / Family Therapist / Speaker / Director

Vikki Stark, MSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, family therapist, speaker, author and divorce recovery expert and the director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal. She is particularly known for her ground breaking work on Wife Abandonment Syndrome as well as her work on gender and couples.

Vikki is a familiar face on television and radio and has been a guest on NBC’s The Today Show, CBC, CTV, Global, Oprah radio and written about in USA Today, the New York Daily News and Maclean’s Magazine, among many others. She has had more than 3 million views of her blog on Psychology Today Magazine called "Schlepping Through Heartbreak" which deals with all aspects of relationships.

In 2010, Vikki published Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal, which is based on a study of over 400 women worldwide who believed they were in happy marriages until their husbands bolted out-of-the-blue. The book explores Wife Abandonment Syndrome, a term she coined, and offers heartbroken women strategies for recovery and hope for the future.

As a result of the book and the subsequent website (, she has mentored a worldwide community of women and regularly conducts online therapy groups as well as divorce recovery retreats in Montreal, Canada and Sedona, Arizona.

Her other books include:
-- My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life
-- The Divorce Talk: How to Tell the Kids – A Parent’s Guide to Breaking the News without Breaking Their Hearts
-- Planet Heartbreak: Abandoned Wives Tell Their Stories, Editor