The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith Wallerstein


Judith Wallerstein began a long-term study of the effects of divorce on children 25 years ago, and this book presents a portrait of the history and present of 5 children of divorce, and 5 who lived in families with similar dynamics where the parents did not divorce.

This blog isn’t really designed to do a proper review of a book like The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, mainly because I don’t really have the authority to critique her methodology or question her conclusions. I read books like this mainly because I enjoy reading case histories. I find people endlessly fascinating and complex, though I don’t like biographies that much. Anyway, the stories that Wallerstein tells are heartbreaking and inspiring, and the book seems to be a valuable contribution to the discourse on divorce and family law.


2 Responses to “The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith Wallerstein”

  1. 1 Wesley Dumont

    Ah, c’mon. What’s the scoop? Divorce is bad? Not so bad? Really fun?

  2. What do you think?

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