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We're Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents' Divorce

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What is the real legacy of divorce? To answer this question, Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., interviewed one hundred and seventy-three grown children whose divorcing parents she had interviewed twenty years earlier for her landmark study, the basis of which was the highly acclaimed book The Good Divorce. What she has learned is both heartening and significant.

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ebook, 304 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 1st 2004)
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Jenny
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A common sense look at how not to mess up your kids because your relationship failed right from the kids who have suffered the ill effects of their parents' mishandling of divorce. Great book especially if you come from a family that doesn't divorce and you don't know how to handle the basics of holidays, vacations, parties, new relationships and daily life. A divorce is looked at as a positive solution to a negative situation in this book and that is exactly what it is. Because of this book my ...more
Thomas
Apr 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Connie Ahrons challenges the notion that divorce has long-term effects on children well into adulthood. Her study reveals a small percentage of vulnerable children. Her results state that most children navigate the difficulties of divorce and go on to lead normal, healthy lives. Although, I think she understates the effects of divorce on the long-term well-being of children who become adult children in a similar way that Wallerstein overstates it. But this is important research and analysis rega ...more
Kmkelling
Feb 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have wanted to read this book for several years as I thought it might help me with my custody cases. And it really gave me some valuable information from children whose parents went through a divorce. I wonder if I should make all my parents read this book.
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