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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study by Judith S Wallerstein Online



The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study

  • Title: The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study
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  • ISBN : 9780786886166
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 351 pages


Finally in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that has fundamentally changed the way children of divorce see themselves as adults updated with a new preface by the author.Divorce is at once a widespread reality and a painful decision, so it is no surprise that this landmark study of its long term effects should both spark debate and find a large audience.In this com Finally in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that has fundamentally changed the way children of divorce see themselves as adults updated with a new preface by the author.Divorce is at once a widespread reality and a painful decision, so it is no surprise that this landmark study of its long term effects should both spark debate and find a large audience.In this compelling, thought provoking book, Judith Wallerstein explains that, while children do learn to cope with divorce, it in fact takes its greatest toll in adulthood, when the sons and daughters of divorced parents embark on romantic relationships of their own Wallerstein sensitively illustrates how children of divorce often feel that their relationships are doomed, seek to avoid conflict, and fear commitment Failure in their loving relationships often seems to them preordained, even when things are going smoothly As Wallerstein checks in on the adults she first encountered as youngsters than twenty five years ago, she finds that their experiences mesh with those of the millions of other children of divorce, who will find themselves on every page.With than 100,000 copies in print, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce spent three weeks on the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Denver Post bestseller lists The book was also featured on two episodes of Oprah as well as on the front cover of Time and the New York Times Book Review


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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study Reviews (31)

  • This is a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it to everyone, even if you don t think it could possibly have anything to do with your life The fact is, divorce is such an overwhelmingly prevalent part of our society now, and our culture, and a lot of us are working with some serious misconception [..]

  • basically it goes like this people had a theory that divorce wasn t so bad for the kids.apparently it s pretty bad for the kids.so much so that, psychologically in later years, people are still dealing with their feelings.these feelings come in systematic packages.to wit difficulty having faith in t [..]

  • This is an extremely interesting, sometimes harrowing, book about the issues that children of divorce commonly face Seeing some of my own angst so clearly described on the page was scary at times, but also eye opening I m still a little freaked out, but I ve been recommending this to everyone I know [..]

  • Read this book If you re divorced, read it If you re thinking about getting divorced, read it If you re the child of divorced parents, read it If you re married to a child of divorced parents like I am, read it Honestly, if there s one issue that looms like an 800 lb gorilla in our culture today, it [..]

  • Four and a half stars I borrowed this from my sister in law and am going to have to buy her a new copy, I ve thumbed it so well these past two months I took a college writing course my senior year of high school and the concluding project was a 25 page term paper I chose the topic of how divorce aff [..]

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