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Based on the Children of Divorce Project, a landmark study of sixty families during the first five years after divorce, this enlightening and humane modern classic altered the conventional wisdom on the short- and long-term effects of family dissolution.
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Based on the Children of Divorce Project, the landmark study of how children, adolescents and their parents cope during the first five years after a family dissolution, Surviving the Breakup revolutionized the way society thought about divorce. Among other things, its findings showed how the adjustment of the child depends more on what happens after the divorce than on conditions in the predivorce family, that the father-child relationship does not diminish in importance regardless of how infrequent their contact becomes and that the child's anger and yearnings can last for an extraordinarily long time.
Written by undisputed authorities on the subject, this work started the debate about divorce and the family, a subject that has since become one of the most important issues in today's political arena. It is a text that all Americans concerned with family values should read.About the Author:
Judith S. Wallerstein, an internationally renowned expert on marriage and divorce, is principal investigator of the Children of Divorce Project. She is the founder of the Center for the Family in Transition, in Corte Madera, California, and the author of the bestselling Second Chances, a follow-up study of the same families in this book ten years after divorce. Her most recent book is The Good Marriage.
Joan B. Kelly, co-principal director of the Children of Divorce Project from its inception until 1980, is known internationally for her research, articles, and presentations in the divorce, custody, and mediation areas. She is a past president of the Academy of Family Mediators and is executive director of the Northern California Mediation Center in Corte Madera, California.
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Book Description Basic Books, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465083447