For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered

For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered

by E. Mavis Hetherington, John Kelly
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For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered by E. Mavis Hetherington, John Kelly

"A reader-friendly guide to how people can build success out of the stress and adversity of divorce."—Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Mavis Hetherington, "without doubt the world's preeminent researcher on the family processes that surround divorce,...has distilled the wisdom growing out of her many studies of the short-term and long-term impact of divorce on family members" (Eleanor Maccoby, Stanford University). Offering "a welcome corrective to misleading and simplistic accounts," Hetherington "not only provides scientifically sound and wonderfully sensible guidance but dispels the myth that divorce is always negative" (Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside). This "widely-heralded study" (Time) is a "reader-friendly guide to how people can build success out of the stress and adversity of divorce" (Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry, London), presenting a more nuanced picture of marital breakup—not as a momentary event but as a life process. Hetherington identifies the kinds of marriages that predispose a couple to divorce or not and also pinpoints "windows of change" that allow some to fashion the challenges of divorce into an opportunity for themselves and for their children. "Gold standard [research] aimed at clearing up confusion among moms and dads worried about divorce."—USA Today "Sure to become a classic in the field!"—Constance R. Ahrons, author of The Good Divorce "Without doubt the world's preeminent researcher on the family processes that surround divorce."—Eleanor Maccoby, Stanford University "A welcome corrective to misleading and simplistic accounts...dispels the myth that divorce is always negative."—Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393324136
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 577,764
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

E. Mavis Hetherington is professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville.

John Kelly is a writer in New York City.

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For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose this book as someone considering divorce and read it cover to cover. I found myself intrigued by the study itself and the data over the many years of the study. I would recommend this book to any one who is considering a seperation or divorce.