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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (275 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Wallerstein Narrator: Kate McIntire Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children whose parents were all going through a divorce. From those conversations have come two best sellers: Surviving the Breakup and Second Chances. This third volume of the longitudinal study, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, brings all of her research up to the present and shows for the first time how children are affected by divorce long into adulthood.

Using a comparison group of adults who grew up in the same communities but whose parents never divorced, Wallerstein shows how adult children of divorce essentially view life differently from their peers in intact homes, and also sheds light on the question that so many parents confront: whether to stay unhappily married or to divorce. This book is a landmark cultural event that will change the way all of us view divorce. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/8/2014

    " Enlightening! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's parents divorced or is married to someone whose parents divorced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 1/30/2014

    " This is so scary becuase I see so much of it in myself and my brothers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alisha G | 1/27/2014

    " The interviews read as laughingly contrived, but still a good choice for someone interested in the subject. Though it does seem sad that Wallerstein had to conduct a 25-year study and write a book to tell us what should be common sense: that the effects of divorce on children are life-long and that, with the exception of a small minority of cases, children are always worse off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rochelle | 1/24/2014

    " This is a unique book in that it is a longitudinal study of children of divorce. While it is exhaustive, the author does a good job of condensing what must have been a lot of notes from numerous interviews. Careful editing made it very readable. I recommend it to her target audience, (children of divorce), and parents who are considering divorce. Those adults whose childhoods were marked by divorce will find a therapist who is sympathetic to their experiences and supportive of hopeful outcomes. Her conclusion: Suffering for families who go through divorce is inevitable, but there are ways to make the transition more humane. She also has very good recommendations for the courts, the mediators, and the professionals who work with families. I recommend that it be read in conjunction with Contemplating Divorce: the step by step guide on deciding whether to stay or go. Also, For Better or For Worse, revisiting divorce; and Helping Children cope with Divorce. "

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