From the bestselling author of Creative Divorce, a refreshingly positive guide for adult children of divorced parents
The potential harmful effects of parental divorce on children have been covered repeatedly in the media. No wonder that many of the 30 million children whose parents have divorced since 1979 feel stigmatized.
Moving Beyond Your Parents' Divorce is a groundbreaking book that presents readers with the tools to use their parents' divorce as learning experiences to improve their own lives rather than repeating their parents' mistakes.
Drawing from their extensive experience working with thousands of adult children of divorce, the authors detail eight essential guidelines for:
- Building emotional resilience
- Developing healthy relationships
- Creating a stable family
- Healing relationships with parents
Step-by-step, readers will learn how to move beyond victimhood and create a new sense of achievement and motivation.
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About the Author
Mel Krantzler, Ph.D. is a psychologist and director of The Creative Divorce, Love, and Marriage Counseling Center. He is the author of several books, including the bestseller Creative Divorce.
Patricia Biondi Krantzler is the author of The Heart of a Woman. Together, they have written several books, including The New Creative Divorce and The Seven Marriages of Your Marriage. They often appear on television and radio.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Self-Empowerment for Adult Children of Divorce||xix|
|1||The Stereotype of Adult Children of Divorce: The Myth and the Reality||1|
|2||New Hope: Research Findings Now Reinforce Positive Self-Images for Children of Divorce||25|
|3||The Myth of the "Intact" Family||37|
|4||The Myth of the Absent Father||49|
|5||The Myth of the Permanent Loser||63|
|6||The Myth of Fearing Long-Term Relationships or Marriage||73|
|7||How Adult Children of Divorce Become Good Parents||97|
|8||The Struggle for Kindness||121|
|9||Creating a More Compassionate Society||137|
|Epilogue: The Positive Legacy of Adult Children of Divorce||147|
|Resources for Self-Renewal||149|
|A Note to the Reader||161|