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In 2005, researchers published a paper in the Scientific American revealing that U.S. family law courts are overwhelmed by the number of divorcing couples battling over child custody rights.
According to these researchers, divorce conflict “greatly influences the degree of psychological trouble the youngsters will have in the short and long term.
While divorce is inevitable in some cases, an open brawl between divorcing spouses can cause serious, irreparable damage to children.
Even kids that are in the middle of a low-conflict divorce may suffer some harm, according to the results of a 2005 study that surveyed adults whose parents divorced when they were children. Although, only one out of five of the adults surveyed claimed their parents had “a lot” of conflict during divorce, they still felt that the separation itself caused their parents’ worlds to “seem locked in lasting conflict.”
In many cases, children believe the conflict between their parents is his/her fault, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Sometimes, these children will attempt to take on the responsibility of getting their parents back together, sacrificing their own health and well being. Children often become more susceptible to both mental and physical illnesses when dealing with a traumatic separation.
Marriages do fail, but parents must always remember that their kids are their primary concern and must attempt a civil divorce for the sake of their kids.
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