Marital Dissolution and Family Adjustment: An Attributional Analysis

  • John H. Grych
  • Frank D. Fincham


Marital dissolution leads to a series of transitions and stressors that may continue to affect individual and family functioning for years after the formal divorce decree (Emery, 1988; Hetherington, Stanley-Hagen, & Anderson, 1989; Wallerstein, 1983).1 How families adjust to the dissolution of the marriage is affected by many factors, including financial strains, relocation, and the demands of new social roles (Emery, 1988). In addition to changes in life-style, family members face several psychological tasks during this transitional period. This chapter focuses on one such task, understanding why the marriage failed.


Parental Divorce Interparental Conflict Marital Dissolution Marital Problem Future Relationship 
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