Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Sep 26, 2006 - Psychology - 288 pages
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An astonishing one quarter of adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five have grown up in divorced families. Now, as this generation comes of age, Between Two Worlds will speak to them like no other book.

Marquardt’s data is undeniably compelling, but at the heart of her book are stories—of reunions with one parent that were always partings from the other, of struggles to adapt to a parent’s moods, of the burden of having to figure out the important questions in life alone. Authoritative, beautifully written, and filled with brave, sad, unflinchingly honest voices, Between Two Worlds is a book of transforming power for the adult children of divorce, whose real experiences have for too long gone unrecognized.

Based on a pioneering new study, Between Two Worlds is a book of transforming power for anyone who grew up with divorced parents.

 

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Marquardt, an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, conducted a survey of 1500 young adults to determine how children grow up in divorced households vs. intact ones. Using the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
7
Section 3
19
Section 4
33
Section 5
55
Section 6
77
Section 7
113
Section 8
135
Section 9
169
Section 10
182
Section 11
192
Section 12
199
Section 13
227
Section 14
244

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Elizabeth Marquardt is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan think tank focused on children, families, and civil society. She is the coauthor of a groundbreaking study on college women’s attitudes about sex and dating on campus and has discussed her research on Today, All Things Considered, and numerous other television and radio shows. Her essays and op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.


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