Divorce Wars: Interventions with Families in Conflict by Elizabeth M. Ellis PDF

By Elizabeth M. Ellis

While mom and dad divorce, kids are the largest losers. This new e-book will provide either psychological wellbeing and fitness and attorneys the professional tell ation they should aid households navigate this grave ordeal and improv e the end result for hurting teenagers. Elizabeth Ellis offers invaluabl e, research-based counsel on all phases of divorce circumstances, starting w ith the indicators of a failing marriage and finishing with post-divor ce clash surrounding baby custody. Written in an available and en gaging variety, every one bankruptcy contains a certain case learn that vividly depicts difficulties universal to divorcing households and contains medical g uidelines and choice timber for interventions.

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Brooke and Walker continued to have hostile interchanges when Walker arrived at the house-over his girlfriend, over financial problems, and with regard to Davis’s growing refusal to see him. Six months into treatment, Walker discontinued all contact with the children with no explanation. Davis accepted his father’s silence at first with relief, then with anger: “He’s not a father to me any more. ” His moods became darker and more brooding. He became briefly paranoid, stating, “People are against me,” and took a knife to school one day.

Are children today better off than the children of earlier generations? Furstenberg and Cherlin ( 1991) reviewed several demographic studies and determined that, of those children born around the turn of the century, about 25% lost a parent through death by the age of 15. This high death rate, coupled with a low divorce rate, meant that about one third of these children grew up in a single-parent home at some point. However, by the 1950s only about 5% of children lost a parent through death. Only 11% went through a parent’s divorce, and as few as 6% were born to unmarried mothers.

From “Long-Term Effects of Parental Divorce on Parent-Child Relationships,Adjustment, and Achievement in Young Adulthood by N. Zill, D. Morrison, and M. Coiro, 1993, Journal of Famiiy Psychoiogy, 7, p. 91. Copyright 1993 by the American Psychological Association. Adapted by permission. respectively. This finding led to the term intergenerational transmission of d’ivorce . Following up on this dramatic finding, Norval Glenn and others at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a series of later studies on the adult children of divorce (N.

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