What Divorce Does

 

Excellent question!   We now know the devastation that divorce causes in a  child’s life.  Research is consistent: children of divorce are more likely to experience difficulty in school, have problems in social relationships, experience mental health problems and are more likely to engage in delinquent behaviors.

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My parents have stayed married but I saw marriages of my friends’ parents collapsing all around when I was in high school. I saw what it did to my friends. It is so depressing to have seen the children of those divorces go on to their own divorces and stepfamilies. I keep thinking, “The parents of the ’80s didn’t really think they were hurting their children so much. But my generation KNOWS what divorce does to children; how can we do that to our own children!”

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Comment to Turned Out All Right?, by JH, July 29, 2013.

Link to article: http://www.marriage-ecosystem.org/turned-out-all-right.html

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