|aI didn't divorce my kids! :|bhow fathers deal with family break-ups /|cby Gerhard Amendt.
|a299 p. ;|c21 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aDivorce from a socio-political perspective -- What men say about their divorces : fifteen case histories -- "Visitation time" : how fathers spend time with their children? -- What makes fathers sever relations with their children -- Intimate violence, health and professional health -- Conclusions: New perspectives on the discourse of divorce.
|a"Popular culture often portrays divorced fathers as deadbeats who have little interest in caring for the emotional, physical, and financial needs of their children. In this stereotype-shattering book, Gerhard Amendt presents the long-neglected plight of the divorced father who is plagued by grief and loneliness after being separated from his children. Based on surveys and in-depth interviews of thousands of such dads, Amendt reveals how fathers cope with trying to salvage their own lives while simultaneously maintaining relationships with their children after a painful divorce."--BOOK JACKET.