The effect of separating spouses on children is a highly discussed consequence of divorce. As a previous post mentioned, some researchers conclude divorce can actually be better for children, because divorcing parents find themselves living a happier, less stressful life after splitting with their former spouse. Judith Wallerstein, a famous divorce researcher, took on a slightly more complicated conclusion as to the effects of divorce on children. Sadly, this dedicated researcher recently passed away.
California residents should consider that divorce doesn't have to be a negative experience for kids. In fact, a recent article suggests that a number of factors addressed by divorce actually make home life better for children.
Marriage is not an easy feat, as many know from experience. However, it can be hard to understand that marriage can deteriorate to a point where divorce is the best answer. Last week, the best-selling author and blogger Penelope Trunk declared that divorce was rarely, if ever the answer. She listed her reasons, stating that divorce was "nearly always terrible for kids," and a sign of mental illness. She pointed her finger at divorcing parents, calling them "immature and selfish." However, many disagree with Trunk.