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Till Divorce Do Us Part

Practical Guide for Women in Troubled Marriages

Beverly J. Grottkau, Ph.D. and Eva Augustin Rumpf

Till Divorce Do Us Part is designed to meet the needs of women in troubled marriages who are not prepared to face the threat of divorce. The authors explore the personal, legal, and financial factors that must be addressed by women in order for them to assess the nature of their relationships, reduce the harmful psychological effects of loss that divorcing women experience, increase the potential for their fair and equal treatment in the courts, and find the resources that can enhance their personal and professional lives after a divorce.

Effective strategies are offered in the treatment of children of divorce in an effort to minimize the psychological trauma children experience as they attempt to adjust to the loss and to accommodate to a new and unfamiliar family structure.

The authors discuss the legal and financial implications of divorce, women and depression, and the many problems of dealing with children before, during, and after a divorce and finally, the problems of rebuilding one’s life following a divorce.

 “Till Divorce Do Us Part doesn’t advocate divorce but aims to help women develop a healthy sense of self and sense of independence.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Till Divorce Do Us Part is a well-referenced guidebook through the emotional, financial and legal pitfalls of divorce . . . a force for healing if we become educated about the process.” The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin

BEVERLY J. GROTTKAU, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, adult educator, and author. She has served on the faculties of Concordia University Wisconsin, Carthage College, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of women with a variety of presenting disorders.

EVA AUGUSTIN RUMPF, M.A., is a free-lance journalist who has been published in dozens of national and regional magazines and newspapers. She has served as Student Publications Director and journalism instructor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.


Cloth, 230 pages, 6×9
ISBN 00-944435-39-4
LC 95-80541
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