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Calling it quits : late-life divorce and starting over

Author: Deirdre Bair
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
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The exploding phenomenon of late-life divorce has resulted in a seismic shift in modern relationships. Author Bair explores the many reasons why older, long-married couples break up. Having conducted nearly four hundred interviews, Bair reveals some of the surprising motivations that lead to these drastic late-life splits, as well as the surprising turns life takes for all concerned after the divorce is final. Bair  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bair, Deirdre.
Calling it quits.
New York : Random House, c2007
(OCoLC)647368060
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre Bair
ISBN: 1400064481 9781400064489
OCLC Number: 70054341
Description: xviii, 326 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The third age --
2. Infidelity --
3. Abuse takes many forms --
4. The "last chance" divorce --
5. "CEO-itis" --
6. Adult children of later-life divorce --
7. Splitting or sticking --
8. The true value of a spouse --
9. The way we live now --
10. The passionate life --
11. The quest for happiness --
12. Starting over.
Responsibility: Deirdre Bair.
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The exploding phenomenon of late-life divorce has resulted in a seismic shift in modern relationships. Author Bair explores the many reasons why older, long-married couples break up. Having conducted nearly four hundred interviews, Bair reveals some of the surprising motivations that lead to these drastic late-life splits, as well as the surprising turns life takes for all concerned after the divorce is final. Bair finds that, most often, women initiate these divorces because they want the freedom to control how they will live the rest of their lives. The realization may appear to happen suddenly, but Bair shows how it often takes many years and much careful planning before the ultimate "Eureka!" moment. Bair describes current trends, including the growing use of "mediators," seen as lower-cost alternatives to lawyers, and provides examples of how people cope in the years after.--From publisher description.

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