Why Is Divorce Hard On Children? (July 1998)
Should parents stay together in an unhappy, conflict-ridden marriage for the sake of
the children? Conflict is the issue - not divorce - whether it is in intact families
or following divorce. Children from high conflict families have more adjustment problems
than children from divorced families or low conflict, non-divorced families.
Divorce improves the adjustment of children removed from contentious marriages. In
unhappy marriages if conflict is not obvious to the child ...
Five Reasons Why Divorce Disrupts Children's Lives (June 1998)
- In the United States, the number of divorces each year is almost half the number of
new marriages and one million children experience their parents' divorce. It is projected
that between 50 percent and 60 percent of children born in the 1990s will live, at some
point, in single parent families.
- Seventy-five percent of men and 66 percent of women eventually remarry. Step families
make up approximately 17 percent of all two-parent families with children less than 18
Desperate Tactics Used To Stave Off Divorce (March 2008)
This Article describes the desperate tactics used by self-centered individuals when they are threatened with a loss. They may say the right things but are impatient and incapable of following through with their positive promises. They revert to power and control in order to prevent the marriage from breaking up.
A Sad Story Of A Divorce On The Farm (May 2002)
This article gives background on an unfortunately typical pattern of how a farm marriage can receive a low priority to the stress and hard work of farming. If not responded to, the marital problems can grow and grow until an unwanted divorce becomes a reality
Divorce Isn't Always The Answer To Unhappiness (June 2010)
The article decribes how people that are unhappy in their marriages can improve their situation - and many do. Some still have unhappy marriages but have found other avenues of satisfaction in their lives.
Custodial Father Responds About Custody And Divorce (June 1996)
Some years back I entered a dialogue with a man about the problems associated with
being a single custodial father. My recent column on the perceived bias of the custody
courts against fathers prompted this response from "North Dakota Dad.&