Aftermarriage: the Myth of Divorce: Unspoken Marriage Agreements and Their Impact on Divorce

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Alpha, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 197 pages
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A new and different way to looking at how -- and why -- relationships continue after divorce.

-- This title offers a unique approach to a topic many people are seeking answers about. It gives them a no nonsense perspective instead of the therapeutic approach, and offers new and different information.

-- Author is a well-qualified divorce attorney and writes the book as a summation of 27 years of practice.

-- Book provides a great tool for couples who are examining their relationship as it discusses the types of marriages most prevalent today -- why they work and why they fail.

The book uses vignettes and the divorce stories of five couples to illustrate ways that divorce and the continuation of the relationship happen -- the aftermarriage. The author identifies and discusses five basics types of marriage bargains -- in the eyes of the court -- and examines the marital and divorce expectations of the marriage as both a partnership and a contract. Robboy also covers the judicial process, the role of the judge and other legal issues such as "the bests interests of the child" as it relates to the ending of the marriage. In an analysis of divorce, the author introduces the concept that each of us carries a notion of what marriage and divorce are, or ought to feel and look like, that affects us deeply and isn't always realistic. Through this, the author hopes to galvanize the reader to think and feel differently about his or her life situation, even alter behavior and establish more realizable and realistic expectations of marriage and aftermarriage.

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Expectations Great and Small
Understanding the Marital Construct
The Classic Marriage Bargain

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About the author (2002)

Anita Wyzanski Robboy practices law at the Boston office of the national law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP, specializing in family law. She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, her B.A. from Swarthmore College, and her M.Ed. from Tufts University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. After practicing law for 25 years, she was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University of Cambridge, England. During her sabbatical, she conceived the manuscript that became this book.

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