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The unexpected legacy of divorce : a 25 year landmark study

Author / Creator
Wallerstein, Judith S
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"Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children whose parents were all going through a divorce. She asked them to tell her about the intimate details of their li...

"Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children whose parents were all going through a divorce. She asked them to tell her about the intimate details of their lives, which they did with remarkable candor. Having earned their trust, Wallerstein was rewarded with a deeply moving portrait of each of their lives as she followed them from childhood, through their adolescent struggles, and into adulthood. With The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, Wallerstein offers us the only close-up study of divorce ever conducted - a unique report that will change our fundamental beliefs about divorce and offer new hope for the future." "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce should be essential reading for all adult children of divorce, their lovers, their partners, divorced parents or those considering divorce, judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals. Challenging some of our most cherished beliefs, this is a book that will forever alter how we think about divorce and its long-term impact on American society."--Jacket.

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Creator
Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis and Sandra Blakeslee
Format
Books
Publication
  • 1st ed
  • New York : Hyperion, ©2000
Physical Details
  • xxxv, 347 pages ; 25 cm
ISBNs
0786863943, 9780786863945, 0786886161, 9780786886166
OCLC
ocm43701718

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-337) and index.
  • Also issued online.

  • Parallel universes: Karen and Gary. When a child becomes the caregiver -- Sunlit memories -- Growing up is harder -- What if they'd stayed together -- and what if they can't? -- When there's no one to set an example -- Setting an example -- The legacy of divorce: Larry and Carol. The wages of violence -- Our failure to intervene -- Order out of chaos -- Family ties -- Undoing the past -- The parentless child: Paula. Growing up lonely -- Court-ordered visiting, the child's view -- Sex and drugs -- Evolving relationships -- The custody saga continues -- The vulnerable child: Billy. The vulnerable child -- The stepfamily -- Picking up the pieces, one by one -- My best case: Lisa. Is not fighting enough? -- Children of divorce -- Conclusions
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