Intimate Pathways: Changing Patterns in Close Personal Relationships across Time*
Hetherington, E. Mavis, Family Relations
This paper presents findings from the Virginia Longitudinal Study of Divorce and Remarriage (VLSDR) describing diverse patterns of intimate relationships and personal adjustment in marriage and following divorce. Both a conflictual, unsatisfying marriage and a divorce were associated with diminished psychological, social, and physical well-being. However, it was the diversity rather than the inevitability of outcomes following divorce that was striking, with most people able to adapt constructively to their new life situation within 2-3 years following divorce, a minority being defeated by the marital breakup, and a substantial group of women being enhanced. Although both marital conflict …
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Publication information: Article title: Intimate Pathways: Changing Patterns in Close Personal Relationships across Time*. Contributors: Hetherington, E. Mavis - Author. Journal title: Family Relations. Volume: 52. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 2003. Page number: 318. © 2002 Family Relations. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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