Divorce Sometimes in Kids' Best Interests

Those in high-conflict homes are prone to rocky adult relationships
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2010 3:39 PM CDT
Sometimes, a divorce is in the kids' best interests, say researchers.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A major study reinforces the notion that parents shouldn't stay in a bad marriage for the sake of their kids. The constant conflict makes it more likely that the children will grow up to have problems in their own adult relationships, reports LiveScience. Kids of divorce, on the others, will likely have a rocky year or two but generally bounce back, especially in low-conflict homes, say researchers.

"If they're constantly exposed to conflict, and the parents stay together, that means there's many more years they're exposed to conflict by their parents," says a researcher from Montclair State University. "Whereas if their parents get divorced, at least there's a chance the parents will have less conflict after the divorce."

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