The aim of this volume is to shed new light on the question why do some children 'falter after divorce and others thrive?'...The volume is based upon a carefully constructed study which was rigorously executed and analysed. The subject pool consisted of 522 young people from 365 families. The study is drawn from a larger sample of 1,500 young people who participated in the Stanford Divorce Study, drawn from two counties in Northern California. This was a non-clinical population...The authors are distinguished researchers, who, in reporting the findings, are able to draw upon wide experience when making interpretations and reaching their conclusions...A book like this generally proves to be a milestone in the literature [and] this volume is destined to be a landmark...with its careful documentation, rigorous analyses and well-qualified conclusions, and with a particular emphasis on understanding the living arrangements that best predict healthy adaptation. -- Erica Frydenberg "British Journal of Educational Psychology"