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The unexpected legacy of divorce : a 25 year landmark study

"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
Print Book, English, ©2000
Hyperion, New York, ©2000
Longitudinal studies
xxxv, 347 pages ; 25 cm
9780786863945, 9780786886166, 0786863943, 0786886161
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