Moving Beyond your Parents' Divorce

Moving Beyond your Parents' Divorce

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Overview

Moving Beyond your Parents' Divorce by Mel Krantzler, Patricia Biondi Krantzler

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071426947
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 02/05/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 543 KB

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

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introduction: Self-Empowerment for Adult Children of Divorcexix
1The Stereotype of Adult Children of Divorce: The Myth and the Reality1
2New Hope: Research Findings Now Reinforce Positive Self-Images for Children of Divorce25
3The Myth of the "Intact" Family37
4The Myth of the Absent Father49
5The Myth of the Permanent Loser63
6The Myth of Fearing Long-Term Relationships or Marriage73
7How Adult Children of Divorce Become Good Parents97
8The Struggle for Kindness121
9Creating a More Compassionate Society137
Epilogue: The Positive Legacy of Adult Children of Divorce147
Resources for Self-Renewal149
A Note to the Reader161
Index163

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