Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce

Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce


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Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce by Sandra Blakeslee, Judith Wallerstein

The national bestseller Second Chances has radically transformed the ways we think about divorce, and its message continues to gain greater resonance as more research on the long-term effects of divorce is completed. Based on the renowned psychologist Judith S. Wallerstein's landmark study of sixty families, this insightful report on the first decade after a breakup reveals the emotional, economic, and psychological impact of divorce—on adults and especially on children. An instructive, reassuring, and sensitive account, Second Chances should be "required—and eminently rewarding—reading for anyone interested in the contemporary family" (Nancy Chodorow, Ph.D.).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618446896
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/13/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Judith S. Wallerstein is the author, with the award-winning science writer Sandra Blakeslee, of the national bestsellers The Good Marriage; The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce; and, most recently, What About the Kids? One of the nation's leading experts on divorce, Wallerstein has appeared on Oprah,The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Table of Contents

Part ISecond Chances
1.The Nature of Divorce3
2.Getting in Touch: Ten Years Later21
Part IIWinners and Losers
3.Nicholas and Christina Moore35
4.Denise Moore: Playing the Queen of Hearts54
5.Sammy Moore: Boys Leaving Home71
6.Ruth Moore: Daughters and Mothers94
7.The Legacy of Violence113
Part IIIHeroic Efforts and Broken Hearts
8.Betty and Dale Burrelle129
9.Steve Burrelle: Longing and Loss145
10.Tanya Burrelle: Lonely Girls161
11.Kyle Burrelle: The Youngest Child173
12.The Overburdened Child184
Part IVNew Ties and Old Ties
13.Rosemary and Bob Catalano207
14.Billy Catalano: Sons and Fathers229
15.Kelly Catalano: Modern Love Triangles241
16.Joint Custody: The Newest Family Form256
Part VDanger and Opportunity
17.The Psychological Tasks of Divorce277
18.On the Brow of the Hill295
AppendixMethod and Sample309

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Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade after Divorce 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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The authors debunk the myth that a year or two after divorce, people are healed and whole. Great research to empower folks to work to heal marriages and avoid the damage to children ten, twenty and more years into the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so thorough, it covered every question I had. It gives all sides of the story, yet doesn't make you feel like the divorce will ruin your children. Not only is it helpful, but the way it is written makes it interesting to read, too.