The Truth About Children and Divorce

The Truth About Children and Divorce

Dealing With the Emotions So You and your Children Can Thrive

Book - 2004
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Nationally recognized expert Robert Emery applies his twenty-five years of experience as a researcher, therapist, and mediator to offer parents a new roadmap to divorce—never before laid out for general readers. Dr. Emery shows how our powerful emotions, and the way we handle them, shape how we divorce—and whether our children suffer or thrive in the long run. His message is hopeful, yet realistic—divorce is invariably painful, but parents can help promote their children’s resiliency. With compassion and authority, Dr. Emery explains:

• Why it is so hard to really make divorce work
• How anger and fighting can keep people from really separating
• Why legal matters should be one of the last tasks
• Why parental love and authority can be the best “therapy” for kids

One million children are affected by divorce each year. This unique book combines the compelling guidance of a renowned researcher and the sensitivity of a practicing therapist and divorced father to help parents and children emerge strong, independent, and ready to move into a new, fulfilling phase of life.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2004
ISBN: 9780670032877
0670032875
Characteristics: viii, 321 p

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AHylaEHoldorf
Sep 06, 2014

Emery has a solid response to the classic debate over the effects of divorce on kids: it's you, the parent, whose emotional recovery can best help kids come through from this period.

I plan to return to this book again and again as I lead my kids in growing through our family experience.

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Jul 08, 2010

Everyone going thru separation and divorce who have kids should read this book,it puts everything into perspective.He really hits the nail on the head re emotions especially GRIEF during divorce

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