The case studies presented are poignantly eye-opening and powerful. Unlike many books which attempt to "sugar coat" divorce as a life transition that one works through (and with time, "gets over and moves on"), this one focuses on the realities--both good and bad.
Reading this book, I rode the emotional roller coaster between hope and despair, anger and compassion, guilt and indignation.
Anyone who truly loves their children needs to read this book and contemplate the possible impact of divorce on THEIR lives before severing a marriage bond--for too long we've dined on rationalizations fed to us by friends, therapists, attorneys, and the media that parents who are unfulfilled in their marriages actually help their kids by divorcing.
This book leaves enough room for readers to draw their own conclusions as it relates to their circumstances, but at the same time, it certainly debunks some of the myths!!!
I would certainly recommend this book as "preventive maintenance" for any marriage--sadly, I didn't find it soon enough to save my own.