The Good Divorce

The Good Divorce

by Constance Ahrons

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The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons

It's never too late to have a good divorce

Based on two decades of groundbreaking research, The Good Divorce presents the surprising finding that in more than fifty percent of divorces couples end their marriages, yet preserve their families. Dr. Ahrons shows couples how they can move beyond the confusing, even terrifying early stages of breakup and learn to deal with the transition from a nuclear to a "binuclear" family—one that spans two households and continues to meet the needs of children.

The Good Divorce makes an important contribution to the ongoing "family values" debate by dispelling the myth that divorce inevitability leaves emotionally troubles children in its wake. It is a powerful tonic for the millions of divorcing and long-divorces parents who are tired of hearing only the damage reports. It will make us change the way we think about divorce and the way we divorce, reconfirming our commitment to children and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060926342
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 408,033
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., author of The Good Divorce and co-author of Divorced Families, is professor emerita from the Department of Sociology and former director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Training Program at the University of Southern California. A senior scholar and founding co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families, she is an internationally renowned lecturer, consultant, and workshop leader. Dr. Ahrons is director of Divorce and Remarriage Consulting Associates in San Diego, California.

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Good Divorce 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A VERY helpful book - ignore the last review, that person misses the point of the book which isn't to encourage divorce but to help make the best of a bad situation. What about all the research that's been done on how bad marriages hurt kids?
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