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Product Details

  • Paperback: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (August 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465083455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465083459
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Zalusky Berg on January 4, 2007
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As a divorce lawyer I find this book to be critically important in helping my clients understand the impact thier behavior can have on thier children
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rabidreader on July 22, 2012
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This is a very interesting study of the effects of divorce on children and parents on a five year timescale, conducted and described in a detailed and careful manner (also interesting are the ten and 25 year follow ups).

However, I would recommend getting the hardcopy, as the Kindle version suffers from several issues which make reading distracting. Font face is irregular (some words come out more bold or oddly faded looking) and there are errors in punctuation - the font face issues are visible both on the kindle and the computer reader.

In addition, the justification of the text combined with the default font size on the Kindle makes the text very badly spaced, with lots of white space in the lines. I had to go down a font size to read it smoothly, and was grateful that my reading vision hasn't started to decay with age yet. If you need reading glasses, be prepared to read on your computer.
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I purchased this for a friend in the social science field of parental alienation, parental kidnapping, and unlawful retentions. Basically, a subtype of high conflict divorce that gone interrupted damages children's lives permanently. These kids represent the most damaged among the population of children of divorce. educational consultant
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Another essential read for the mediator or any one working with families because it discusses the outcomes of research about the impact of divorce and separation on children. It gives the children's views of how they feel, how they cope with the changes occur in their family life and how their welfare is affected. A book that I will refer to time and again.
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By MPG on May 23, 2013
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Book was suggested to me and I flipped through the book. This author is an excellent source for therapists working with children and parents of divorce and separation and book needs a thorough reading.
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