Emotional effects of dating separated parents

Many people believe that children of divorced parents will never have healthy marriages and relationships themselves. A University of Michigan study of more than 6,000 adults found that 43 percent of the adult children of divorced parents were happily married—about the same percentage as those who grew up in two-parent homes.

It is worth noting that many of the negative effects of divorce have to do with economics.

So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .

If the effects are indeed demonstrable, grave, and long-lasting, then something must be done to protect children and the nation from these consequences.

Reversing the effects of divorce will entail nothing less than a cultural shift in attitude, if not a cultural revolution, because society still embraces divorce in its laws and popular culture, sending out myriad messages that “It’s okay.” It is not.

As social scientists track successive generations of American children whose parents have ended their marriages, the data are leading even some of the once-staunchest supporters of divorce to conclude that divorce is hurting American society and devastating the lives of children.

Its effects are obvious in family life, educational attainment, job stability, income potential, physical and emotional health, drug use, and crime.