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

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  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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    Radford, B., Travers-Gustafson, D., Miller, C., L'Archevesque, C., Furlong, E., & Norris, J. (1997). Divorcing and building a new life. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 11(5), 282-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-9417(97)80019-2