The good, the bad, and the ugly: divorced mothers’ experiences with coparenting

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dc.contributor.author Markham, Melinda S.
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Marilyn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-14T17:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-14T17:27:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15179
dc.description.abstract This study produces a grounded theory of how 20 predominantly White, well-educated women experienced sharing physical custody of their children with their former partners after divorce or separation. Three patterns of coparenting were identified in the data: continuously contentious, always amicable, and bad to better. Five negative factors and three positive factors that influenced mothers’ coparenting relationships were identified. The type of relationship women had with their ex-partners was related to how they shared custody of their children (e.g., how they exchanged their children). The findings of this study suggest that shared physical custody relationships are dynamic and can vary greatly. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00718.x/abstract en_US
dc.rights Archived with the acknowledgement of Family Relations, the National Council on Family Relations and Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com. en_US
dc.subject Coparenting en_US
dc.subject Divorce en_US
dc.subject Shared custody en_US
dc.subject Grounded theory en_US
dc.title The good, the bad, and the ugly: divorced mothers’ experiences with coparenting en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00718.x en_US
dc.citation.epage 600 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Family Relations en_US
dc.citation.spage 586 en_US
dc.citation.volume 61 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mmarkham en_US


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