Divorcing and building a new life

Barbera Radford, Dianne Travers-Gustafson, Connie Miller, Claire L'Archevesque, Elizabeth Furlong, Joan Norris

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The purpose of this study was to provide a qualitative description of women's experiences of divorcing and building a new life. Interviews with 10 divorced women were conducted, transcribed, and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Four phases were identified in the process of divorcing and building a new life: the emotional divorce, making the decision, pulling apart, and moving beyond. Feelings and coping strategies reported by the participants are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-289
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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