In the early nineties, I collaborated with psychologist Christopher Hayes, Director/National Center for Women and Retirement Research, his research fellow Deborah Anderson, who conducted the “Divorce Over 40″ study on which the book is based. Many of the participants went to college hoping to collect an “MRS” degree; they cared more about finding a “good provider” than going out to work themselves. However, this retrospective look at marriages that dissolved after twenty years or more is still relevant today. It illuminates the pitfalls and struggles of women who leave or are left. Most important, it highlights the surprising benefits of life after divorce. While the study focused on the Baby Boom generation, it offers insights for all women, showing how personality and life experience affect recovery after divorce–and how to seek healthy, productive ways to promote healing.
– Publishers Weekly