Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (Kitson); and Department of Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland (Langlie).
COUPLES WHO FILE FOR DIVORCE BUT CHANGE THEIR MINDS
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1984 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 469–489, July 1984
How to Cite
Kitson, G. C. and Langlie, J. K. (1984), COUPLES WHO FILE FOR DIVORCE BUT CHANGE THEIR MINDS. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 54: 469–489. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1984.tb01512.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
Those who file for divorce but whose petitions are withdrawn or dismissed report higher rates of psychological distress than control group samples of divorced and married people. Reconciled couples experience high levels of domestic violence and have more serious marital complaints than those who divorce, but are not especially likely to seek professional help. Risk factors for reconciled families—and characteristics of those who reseparate or later divorce—are examined.