We're Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say about Their Parents' Divorce

Constance Ahrons (Author)

Product Details

Harper Perennial
Publish Date
June 01, 2005
5.33 X 0.77 X 8.04 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., author of The Good Divorce and co-author of Divorced Families, is professor emerita from the Department of Sociology and former director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Training Program at the University of Southern California. A senior scholar and founding co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families, she is an internationally renowned lecturer, consultant, and workshop leader. Dr. Ahrons is director of Divorce and Remarriage Consulting Associates in San Diego, California.


"More prescriptive than descriptive, Ahrons's supportive guidebook should aid anyone trying to make a 'good divorce' better."--Publishers Weekly
"This book should be required reading for all divorcing and divorced parents and the professionals who work with them."--Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., author, Mom's House, Dad's House
"Required reading for those contemplating or recently or long-divorced; adult children; clergy, mental health practitioners, teachers and policy-makers."--Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D., Editor, Family Process and Director of the Center for Families and Health, Ackerman Institute for the Family
"Insightful, wise and honest, this longitudinal study is an important addition to our understanding the family after divorce."--Warren Farrell, Ph.D., author of Father and Child Reunion and Why Men Are the Way They Are
"Ahrons, one of this country's foremost authorities, offers sound advice about how divorcing couples can promote their children's well-being."--Steven Mintz, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History, University of Houston and author of Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life
"With clarity and compassion, Dr. Ahrons presents solid research that gives us answers to the questions plaguing families and clinicians!"--Lois Braverman, President, American Family Therapy Academy and author of Women, Feminism, and Family Therapy
"The voices of grown children are compelling, ! Filled with practical advice for helping two household families tap into unanticipated strengths.--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger
"An astounding accomplishment! Filled with insights and advice....If you want the best for your children, read this book."--Richard A. Warshak, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond From a Vindictive Ex
"Without the usual stereotypes or biases, Ahrons documents the complexities of divorced families...and tells what works and what doesn't."--Pauline Boss, Professor, University of Minnesota and author of Ambiguous Loss
"With her long-term unbiased research, Ahrons shows that children can grow up secure and loved by both parents."--Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Full Circles, Overlapping Lives
"Here is the REAL story of divorce for today's rearranged families."--Vicki Lansky, author of Divorce Book for Parents and It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear
"A more nuanced picture of divorce, one that defies sound-bite conclusions.... Constance Ahrons is generous, wise and pragmatic."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Engaging, eminently readable...an important piece of social history that will be consulted by scholars for many years to come."--Stephanie Coontz, author, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap