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The Truth About Divorce, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Barry Youngerman with Amber Barnes; Robert N. Golden, M.D., and Fred. L. Peterson, Ph.D., General Editors
  • From the Series: The Truth About
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816076405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7640-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 306.89
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 224

Summary

For the past few decades, the divorce rate in America has remained around 50 percent. While divorce happens primarily between spouses, the end of a marriage can have a devastating impact on the mental health of children and relatives, finances, social status and emotional well-being, and the futures of everyone affected.

The Truth About Divorce, Second Edition provides straightforward, up-to-date information about divorce—from risk factors and divorce alternatives to the legal and psychological aspects of divorce. Providing a clear picture of divorce and its consequences, this completely revised volume offers useful information and encourages discussion with parents and peers.

New and revised entries include:

  • Blended families
  • Custody and visitation
  • Divorce in America
  • Help for troubled marriages
  • The legal process of divorce
  • Media and divorce
  • Parents' relationships after divorce
  • Psychological effects of divorce on children
  • Relationship failure
  • Separation and families.

Specifications

Charts and graphs. Index. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Hotlines.

About the Author(s)

Barry Youngerman has been a nonfiction writer, editor, and translator for more than 35 years.

Amber Barnes earned a master of public health degree from the University of North Florida. She is currently an Epidemic Intelligence Service fellow with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, where she conducts health research and investigates infectious disease outbreaks throughout the state.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides good coverage of this topic for the intended audience, in an easy-to-read and easy-to-comprehend format that should appeal to young adults."


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