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Second chances : men, women, and children a decade after divorce

Author: Judith S Wallerstein; Sandra Blakeslee
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifteenth-anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith S Wallerstein; Sandra Blakeslee
ISBN: 0618446893 9780618446896
OCLC Number: 55135978
Notes: "With a new preface"--Cover. Three page preface dated 2003, the rest of the book appears to be a reprint of the 1989 edition.
Description: xx, 329 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
pt. I. Second chances --
1. The nature of divorce --
2. Getting in touch : ten years later --
pt. II. Winners and losers --
3. Nicholas and Christina Moore --
4. Denise Moore : playing the queen of hearts --
5. Sammy Moore : boys leaving home --
6. Ruth Moore : daughters and mothers --
7. The legacy of violence --
pt. III. Heroic efforts and broken hearts --
8. Betty and Dale Burrelle --
9. Steve Burrelle : longing and loss --
10. Tanya Burrelle : lonely girls --
11. Kyle Burrelle : the youngest child --
12. The overburdened child --
pt. IV. New ties and old ties --
13. Rosemary and Bob Catalano --
14. Billy Catalano : sons and fathers --
15. Kelly Catalano : modern love triangles --
16. Joint custody : the newest family form --
pt. V. Danger and opportunity --
17. The psychological tasks of divorce --
18. On the brow of the hill --
Appendix. Method and sample --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., and Sandra Blakeslee.
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"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. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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