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Divorce and Remarriage in Later Adulthood.

Publication Year: 
1998
Personal Author: 
Pasley, Kay.
Corporate Author: 
National Stepfamily Resource Center.
Technical Report
Page Count: 
1

This fact sheet reviews research findings on divorce and remarriage in adults aged 40 and older. Findings indicate: midlife and after midlife divorce negatively influences a person's economic and physical well-being; parental divorce lowered the quality of the parent-child relationships as reported by the young adults who grew up in intact families, especially the father-child relationship; older adults who remarry perceive more negative social pressure about their decision to remarry; the amount and depth of self-disclosure were less in late-life remarriages, and men in mid-life remarriages reported less martial satisfaction that men in late-life remarriages.

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