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An Evaluation of Divorce and the Effects it has on Parents and Children
Half of all marriages end in divorce. When children are involved the process of divorce
becomes more difficult. Should married couple try to work out their problems for the sake of their children? Should they work things out for the sake of their marriage? Conflict between parents is usually present when divorce is considered. Does this effect children in a negative way? Is it better to end the marriage or subject the children to arguing and negative feelings between parents? Should couples stay together even when miserable? Some think that there are mixed results to these questions. …show more content…
References. Holtzworth-Monroe, A., Applegate, A.G., D 'Onofrio, B., & Bates, J. (2010). Child Informed Mediation Study (CIMS): Incorporating the Children 's perspective into divorce mediation in an American pilot study. Journal of Family Studies 16(2), 116-129. The writers of Child Informed Mediation Study uses the child 's perspective towards divorce. "After divorce children do better when there is less parental conflict. (Particularly in front of the children or about the children.)" There are four credible authors that contributed to this article. Bates, Holtzworth-Munroe, and D 'Onofrio are all from the Department of Psychological and Brian Sciences Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Applegate, another writer, is from Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
(American Psychological Assoc.). References. Jolivet, K. (2011). The Psychological Impact of Divorce on Children: What is a Family Lawyer to do?. American Journal of Family Law, 25(4),