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Surviving the Breakup : How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce
Wallerstein, Judith S. and Joan B. Kelly
Basic Books / Softcover / 1996-09-01 / 0465083455
Divorce (Self Help) / Families and Parenting
price: $21.00 (may be subject to change)
352 pages
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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.


“Superbly organized and written.”
— Contemporary Psychology

“Destined to become a standard work of reference … a ‘must’ for every clinic and agency in the country, for every lawyer who deals with divorce, for every marital counselor who tries to help the parents, and for every psychiatrist, psychologist, and social worker.”
— E. James Anthony, M.D., Chestnut Lodge Hospital, Rockville, Maryland

“Essential reading.”
— Michael S. Wald, Stanford University Law School


The Beginning
The Ambiance of Divorce
The Child's Experience During the Divorcing Period
How the Children Responded
Parents And Children After Separation
Changes in Parent-Child Relationships
The Child and the Custodial Parent
The Visiting Parent
The Child's View of Visiting
In Transition
Parents in Transition
Children in Transition
Five-Year Follow-Up
Parents After Five Years
Children and Adolescents Reflect on Their Parents' Divorce
Children and Adolescents: The Outcome at Five Years
Father-Child Relationship at Five Years
The Child in the School Setting
The Implications of the Findings

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