Title

Parents' Experience and Adjustment to Their Adult Children's Divorce

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-18-2008

Abstract

Fifty-two parents, ranging from 54 to 87 years of age, participated in a qualitative assessment of their experience of their adult children's marital dissolution The Double ABCX Model provides a framework for identifying the hardships encountered, the resources called upon to help, the meaning attributed to the divorce, and the level of adaptation possible. Practical implications for professionals working with families in later life are provided.

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