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lmassey

divorce hurting kids chance of happy marriages

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We were watching a tv show the other day and it was centered on a happily married couple. My daughter became uncomfortable and asked if we could watch something else, and said she doesn't really like marriage. Is this just a phase?

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This was interesting:

Does having divorced parents affect your marriage?

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Wolfinger says that researchers have some ideas about why divorce would be heritable. One theory is that many children of divorce don’t learn important lessons about commitment. “All couples fight,” Wolfinger explains. “If your parents stay together, they fight and then you realize these things aren’t fatal to a marriage. If you’re from a divorced family, you don’t learn that message, and [after fights] it seems like things are untenable. And so you bounce.”

Kids learn what adult relationships look like from their parents. Having divorced parents definitely affects their view on marriage. But, it's not all bad, some might be more cautious, vowing to do better than their parents did, and be more careful in partner selection.

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