ERIC Number: ED402530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Mid-Life Divorce Counseling. Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Schwartz, Lita Linzer, Ed.
At mid-life, almost every marriage undergoes a crisis, but most people are looking for a way to get through this crisis, and not for a way out of the marriage. This monograph examines the basic issues surrounding mid-life divorce. Several different perspectives are represented in this collection of articles as various clinicians discuss the problems their clients have brought to them. The essays are divided into three parts: (1) Basic Issues of Mid-Life Divorce; (2) Common Therapeutic Techniques; and (3) Legal Issues in Mid-Life Divorce. In Part 1, the issues addressed include the motives for initiating divorce proceedings, the masculine mid-life crisis, and divorcing couples' health. Part 2 explores the dynamics of divorce as represented in a single case study. Also covered here are the impact and unique character of divorce, the masculine and feminine views of divorce, and ways in which one can rebuild one's life after a significant part of it has ended. The final part presents the legal details which accompany divorce. In this section, a judge shares his legal perspective, while another chapter discusses mediation and the mid-life divorce from the perspectives of counseling and the law. (RJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Divorce, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Legal Responsibility, Marital Instability, Marital Satisfaction, Marriage, Marriage Counseling, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (ACA Order #72585, $17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.