THE DIVORCE EXPERIENCE by Morton & Bernice Hunt
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In what might have been the companion volume to The Second Time Around (p. 274), the Hunts draw sensitive, particularly apt portraits of the newly divorced. Feeling shattered--even the divorcers find themselves unaccountably teary and shaken when the drawers are emptied and the luggage sits in the hall--the formerly married (abbreviated here to F.M.'s) struggle with the realization that they are finally if not irrevocably alone. After the initial shock recedes enough to permit a gentle foray into the outside world, there are subsequent problems of dating, extra-marital sex, and new relationships to be dealt with from the point of view of a frighteningly altered status. Here, that's depicted in a way which points out that though the emotions are turbulent and the times hard, initially down feelings level off to the point where new relationships are possible. Replete with statistics and case histories to support that prognosis, and to reassure sufficiently that nobody's problem is unique.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1977
Publisher: McGraw-Hill