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The unintended consequences of divorce

Published: 24th May 2007 - Category: Children - Author: Lynne Bastow

Your children will be hurt

Regardless of their age, disposition or gender your children will be hurt and they will be hurt… forever. In her excellent book, Adult Children of Divorce Speak Out, Claire Berman points out that the pain and emptiness that children feel continues into adult life. Death, by contrast, is final.

Recent research into the impact of divorce on adult children of divorce suggests that divorce is the preferred option in abusive relationships but it still impacts badly on children’s ability to form relationships in adult life and on their self esteem and achievement. Divorce may be the preferred option but it is still not a good one.

It throws a whole new light on the “staying together for the sake of the children argument”. Accepting the collateral damage on your children in order to escape an abusive relationship is one thing, divorcing because you are bored is another…

To be continued…

Lynne Bastow - Divorce Solicitor

Meet Lynne Bastow

With over 20 years experience, Lynne can provide excellent and valuable advice and has a friendly, positive approach towards all her clients, ensuring you get the best service possible. If you would like my help you can contact me here. Contact Lynne

Read Lynne's Books

If you need more information on divorce, Lynne has published two informative guides on divorce, which you can purchase from Amazon.

The Little Book of Divorce

The Little Book of Divorce

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The Little Book of Divorce Dilemmas

The Little Book of Divorce Dilemmas

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