Sunday, January 17, 2010
Divorce: Helpful Resources for Positive Coping
When it comes to divorce research, one researcher trumps all others: Dr. Judith Wallerstein. I'm hard-pressed to think of another psychologist who has written more extensively on the subject. A true pioneer, Dr. Wallerstein's research has catapulted her to the status of a guru in this arena.
In my undergraduate psychology research at Vassar College, I did a great deal of research on how men and women cope with divorce differently. I read some of Dr. Wallerstein's work and found it to be clear and informative, and to shed light on the truth behind many myths about divorce - particularly when it comes to how divorce affects children.
If you are going through a divorce, still recovering from one, or simply interested in how divorce affects those in its path - the divorcing couple, children, and so on - check out the books below by this esteemed author.
-Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce (with S. Blakeslee)(Ticknor & Fields, 1989)
-The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts (Houghton Mifflin, 1995)
-Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)
Surviving The Breakup: How Children And Parents Cope With Divorce (Harper Collins, 1996)
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-Year Landmark Study (Hyperion, 2000)