Coparenting relationships after divorce: Variations by type of marital violence and fathers' role differentiation

Jennifer L. Hardesty, Lyndal Khaw, Grace H. Chung, Jennifer M. Martin

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Abstract

Using grounded theory methods, we examined coparenting relationships for 25 divorced mothers who experienced violence during their marriages. How well former husbands were able to differentiate, or keep separate, their parental and spousal roles emerged as central to coparenting dynamics and was partly related to type of marital violence. Linking differentiation to types of martial violence advances our theoretical understanding of variations in coparenting relationships after divorce. Results can be used to more effectively match divorcing parents with appropriate interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-491
Number of pages13
JournalFamily Relations
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Boundaries
  • Control
  • Coparenting
  • Differentiation
  • Divorce
  • Intimate partner violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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