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Divorce and it's Traumatic Effects on Youth

Updated: Jul 22

A large number of well-designed research studies on the children of divorce demonstrate the impossibility of supporting the view that divorce does not harm children. Although it was once possible to believe that the nation’s high rates of divorce, cohabitation, and non-marital childbearing represented little more than lifestyle alternatives brought about by the freedom to pursue individual fulfillment, many analysts now believe that these individuals choices can be damaging to children who have no say in them, and to the society that enables them.

The divorce epidemic that affects approximately one million children a year has contributed to the growing psychopathology in American youth.


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