Unformatted text preview: parent remarries. Very angry toward father, often refuse contact with father. 29% middle ground = depressed but coping. Some progress, but still unhappy at times due to divorce. 34% resilient and coping well, but many of these still feel unhappy & lonely at times about the divorce. Update (Konner book) most recent evidence indicates that much of the problems of these kids come from the conflicts present before divorce, but the divorce also apparently adds some stresses too (more the pre-divorce conflict than the divorce). How they learn about divorce is crucial – almost always it is a shock, rarely feel relief or see it as a solution. Often as much conflict after divorce. Sudden divorce causes greatest stress. (must also ask if contrived conflict is more than divorce) Percent of psychological problems in child: Parent-Child Relationship GOOD POOR Marriage GOOD 5% 25% Relationship POOR 40% 90%...
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- Fall '10
- Judith Wallerstein, past divorce situation