"[This] book about one of the most comprehensive studies on divorce indicates that the majority of people do just fine - and a significant number even thrive...[Hetherington] details the impact of divorce on the life span of each family member...Encouraging news for all those mothers out there still struggling on their own."
Debunking popular wisdom on the devastating psychological and social effects of divorce, eminent psychologist Mavis Hetherington presents a radically new story about the nature and consequences of divorce in America today. This unprecedented look at our divorce-prone society concludes that the aftermath of divorce need not be a prescribed pathway of dissolution but can be one of healing and ultimate fulfillment.
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*(Book synopsis adopted from The Gottman Relationship Institute website)