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Old Dissolution Model Was Damaging

by Constance Ahrons
June 2010

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Constance Ahrons discusses the pre-joint-cutody model for the relationship between Ex-spouses. The cultural norm was to have no relationship, because that meant that the ex-spouses where hanging on.



Author of the highly praised book, The Good Divorce, and co-author of Divorced Families, Constance Ahrons is Professor Emerita from the Department of Sociology and former Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Training Program at the University of Southern California. Prior to her joining the USC faculty, she taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2000-2001 she was awarded a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. A Senior Scholar and founding Co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families, Dr. Ahrons received her Ph.D. and M.S.W. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. <

An internationally renowned lecturer, workshop leader, and consultant, Ahrons is considered to be one of the top professionals in the field of divorce. An innovative thinker with over 30 years of experience as an educator, family therapist, and researcher, Ahrons coined the term “binuclear family” and has pioneered the concept of “a good divorce”. As a keynote speaker and lecturer, she is known for her ability to explain complex research concepts and findings in clear, understandable language. One of her trademarks is her use of humor to demonstrate current thinking about societal issues and social change.

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