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Title
Breaking up, breaking hearts? Characteristics of the divorce process and well-being after divorce
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Abstract
This article expands existing research on divorce and mental health by considering the divorce process and how it relates to the postdivorce well-being of men and women. Drawing on gender role theories, we focus on conflict, duration of the divorce process, initiation, moving house, and feelings of (in)equity. Men and women aged 25 to 60 years who had divorced no more than 5 years were selected from the population-based survey Divorce in Flanders (DIF; Nsample = 728). Results of the multilevel regressions indicate that initiation, shared initiation, and a fair perception of the division at divorce relate to better mental health. Contrary to expectations, longer trajectories and trajectories characterized by conflict do not relate to worse mental health in the long run. A new partner seems to be the key for greater well-being after divorce.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of divorce and remarriage. - Binghamton, N.Y., 1990, currens
Publication
Binghamton, N.Y. : 2013
ISSN
1050-2556 [print]
1540-4811 [online]
Volume/pages
54:3(2013), p. 177-196
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