Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Divorce has become a common phenomena in American life. According to The World Almanac Book of Facts, 1983, in 1981 there were approximately 1,219,000 divorces in the United States. Historically, divorce has been viewed in terms of social deviance and as pathological behavior. This negative conceptualization of divorce was considered necessary to maintain familial stability and societal equilibrium. Until modern times, divorce was granted infrequently and was perceived as a punishment for marital misconduct, not as an escape from an unhappy or unsatisfactory marriage.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1983 Suzanne Diers Strever
Strever, Suzanne Diers, "Divorce mediation: An alternative approach to marital dissolution" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 3403.