The author closely investigates the drop in divorce from
1897 to 1899, and the subsequent decline in divorce from
1900 to 1940, in chapter six.
The Buddhist tradition provides a perspective on divorce from
the perspective of the "eightfold path".
The story of Sally McDowell Thomas's very public separation and divorce from
her husband, the governor of Maryland, lays bare the steep odds women faced in their struggles to recover their lives and their honor in a system that stigmatized women more than men, even when they were the victims.
Indeed, it is often difficult to separate the effects of divorce from
the effects of a conflictual family relationship.
By the time of A's divorce from
B, A had an account balance of $100.