PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS by Jim & Janet Egleson

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A very everyday situation has its first consideration in book form, and Jim Egleson, a co-founder of a relatively new mutual aid group with the above name, in which his wife has also been very active, discusses the many aspects for old and young -- ""the emotional fallout""- In the single parent household. Divorce, while perhaps more cushioned than death, carries more stigma- and the double trouble areas of visitation and money. Emphasized, particularly, is the need to protect- rather than destroy- the child's relationship with his father (no matter how worthless he may be); the anomalous position of the father who is usually without custody and his difficulty in maintaining continuity with the child in a part time situation; how the visit should be handled- for the child's sake, and where, the different problems of the widowed- handling the question of death with the child, and accommodating one's life thereafter; remarriage and the position of the stepparent; all of this is handled with realistic recommendations for all involved and with a good deal of sound opinion, judicial and psychiatric- behind it.

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1961
Publisher: Dutton