The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: Report of a 25-Year Study.

  title={The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: Report of a 25-Year Study.},
  author={Judith S. Wallerstein and Julia M. Lewis},
  journal={Psychoanalytic Psychology},
This follow-up study of 131 children, who were 3–18 years old when their parents divorced in the early 1970s, marks the culmination of 25 years of research. The use of extensive clinical interviews allowed for exploration in great depth of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they negotiated childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. At the 25-year follow-up, a comparison group of their peers from the same community was added. Described in rich clinical detail, the findings… 
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