Divorce and CHildren
From the textbook on page 391, there is research done on the effects that divorce has had on children, and studies that has made some conclusions. From the studies, it shows that the many children go through a divorce without any long-term emotional damage. Another interesting fact that was found is that the emotional damage was more likely when the parents had more intense conflicts leading up to the divorce. However, they also make it clear that some children are prone to more emotional damage after a divorce. I think that learning about the effects of divorce on children is important especially in a society today where many marriages end in divorce. Personally, I can think of many examples when I read this of friends or people I know whose parents have gone through a divorce, and I feel like each person experiences different effects. Something that I feel would be interesting to further investigate on top of the research that has already been done is more research conducted on the effects on children regarding the proximity of the parents, and how emotionally close they still are. For example, finding the differences between the effects of children whose divorced parents live in the same city, or across the country, or even on the other side of the world. In addition, studying the mental health of children whose parents still talk and are friendly versus parents who do not speak to each other.
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