Constance R. Ahrons

Expert on marriage, divorce and the stresses of contemporary American families

Professor emerita of sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Former director, USC Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program


  • divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies
  • stresses of contemporary American families
  • mid-life and later life transitions
  • active retirement
  • gender issues
  • couple and family therapy
  • work and family
  • politics of “family values”

Additional Information

  • Author of We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce (2004) and The Good Divorce: How to Keep Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart (1998)
  • Co-author of Divorced Families: Meeting the Challenges of Divorce and Remarriage (1989)
  • Co-founder and board member, Council on Contemporary Families

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