The Truth About Children and Divorce and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading The Truth About Children and Divorce on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive [Paperback]

Robert E. Emery

Price: 9.51 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 30 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 9.03  
Hardcover --  
Paperback 9.51  

Frequently Bought Together

Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive + Two Homes + Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families (Dino Life Guides for Families)
Price For All Three: 21.15

Buy the selected items together

Product details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


Presents compassionate guidelines for divorcing parents on how to manage a divorce and its aftermath while promoting child resiliency and well-being, discussing such topics as the benefits of constructive fighting, handling the legal side of a divorce appropriately, and therapeutic parenting. Reprint.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
The telephone call was typical of many that I receive as a marriage therapist and mediator. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.4 out of 5 stars  34 reviews
48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Divorced Parents 2 Oct 2004
By Gunnar J. Gitlin - Published on
As a divorce (aka) matrimonial lawyer, I review books involving the effects of divorce on children because it is important to my practice and clients. This is perhaps one of the best books on the subject. Many books on divorce are pessimistic in terms of their overall approach and focus. Dr. Emery is one of the few individuals who basis his writings, etc., on controlled studies as to the effect of divorce upon children (instead of the norm of opinions based upon anecdotes). On my own web site I have recommended this book.
44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed emotions about this book 15 Sep 2010
By H. Gillespie - Published on
This book does an excellent job of reminding you the children are first, giving you tips for dealing with your emotions, and presenting stories about other couples which can demonstrate the message the authors are trying to relay. My problem with the book was when the authors started expressing over and over that the goal is to keep the children in an environment which is as good as it was before, and for them to continue to live the life they would have led if their parents had not divorced. I am getting divorced primarily to prevent that from happening! I do not want my child to continue to live the life he was living, or to think the relationship his dad had with either of us was the way marriage should be.
I skimmed the rest of the book after I realized this message was being so strongly portrayed, and never found a section which dealt with the fact that sometimes a divorce removes a child from a very dysfuntional family (beyond the typical "Mommy and Daddy are fighting") and how to make it ok that we are actually happier now. Yes, I completely understand the divorce has an effect on the child. But it is naive to assume their old life had qualities which we should strive to continue to have.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highest Recomendation 10 Feb 2005
By Lynn M. Selby - Published on
As a clinical psychologist, I am grateful to have this book to recommend to my patients who are in or contemplating a divorce. In "The Truth about Children and Divorce", Dr. Emery provides parents with an overview of the divorce research that is neither fatalistic or sugar coated. From his years of clinical practice, he offers detailed and specific "scripts" of what to say to tell the children at different ages and in different situations (such as when there is an affair), thoughts on different custody schedules and advice about establishing a co-parenting relationship. Most importantly, Dr. Emery writes in the compassionate and personal voice of someone who has coached many a parent through the difficult road of separating their pain from their parenting, and who has traveled this difficult road himself. If you only recommend one book, this should be it.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive Direction for Families in a Divorce 7 Sep 2004
By K. Westbury - Published on
This book is a wonderful resource,written with warmth and wisdom. I was both touched and enlightened by Dr.Emery's accounts. The author brings home highly useful and important concepts with an easy and enjoyable style. For myself and many of my divorced friends,parenting through divorce has presented sometimes painful challenges with little guidance available. This book offers the kind of thinking, insight, tools and reaching out that families and parents need in a difficult time. The author emphasizes putting children first, but even more, based on many years of experience and insight, actually describes for parents how to do it. It is a compelling and heartening read.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still working through this one 12 Nov 2007
By K. Arnold - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I needed some words to use to tell my teen-aged daughter and pre-teen son about our divorce. Dr. Emery wrote it is important to tell children in this age who initiated the divorce, and I used a his words, almost to the letter. So far, that has backfired with my daughter, who is very, very angry with me. I still believe the book will be a good reference, but I am ambivalent about taking his advice quite so literally.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category