One of the trends that has emerged in American society in recent years, is that of a high divorce rate. As marriages occur and are ended, one thing that is crucial to keep in mind is the relationship that one will hold in the coming years with their former significant other, and how best to avoid a conflictual divorce. This way, both parties are respectful of one another, and understand each other’s perspectives as a result.
- Children take a major hit cognitively when their parents go through a bad divorce.
- Sometimes using your child to get information or financial payments can send the wrong message to the child and harming their self worth or their view of your love for them.
- Parents should be especially mindful of their interactions with one another in front of their children during custodial exchanges.
“Research shows that the frequency and intensity of parent conflict, the style of conflict, its manner of resolution, and the presence of buffers to ameliorate the presence of high-conflict are the most important predictors of child adjustment.”