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 the stereotype-shattering book, " I Didn t Divorce My Kids!, " 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.Amendt s incisive look at divided families also explores the impact that a single-parent household has on children s well-being, criticizing the American tendency to over-pathologize normal reactions to familial upheaval. Even the most civilized of divorces, Amendt argues, can cause rage, sadness, potential health problems, and behavioral disturbances in otherwise well-adjusted children. The broad spectrum of experiences recounted in " I Didn t Divorce My Kids! "will be essential reading for anyone interested in, or personally shaped by, the changing face of the modern family."
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Author Biography - Gerhard Amendt
Gerhard Amendt is professor of sociology at the University of Bremen, Germany. He is the author of "The New Stork" and "How Mothers See Their Sons.""