Divorce can never be good for children – study

Mail Online UK 2 Feb 2012
There is no such thing as a good divorce when children are involved, a study has concluded. The analysis of almost 1,000 families found that children suffer when their parents’ marriage ends – no matter how amicable the split. The researchers said their finding contradicts the widely-held belief that it is possible to have a ‘good divorce’ in which the children and adults emerge relatively unscathed. They called for marriage counsellors to make greater efforts to save marriages in distress and said that divorcing parents need to do more to protect their children from the fall out. …Researcher Paul Amato, a professor of family sociology at Pennsylvania State University, said divorcing parents should be given more advice on how to help their children adapt to the sudden change in circumstances.