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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Messy or Not, Divorce is Hard on Kids, Survey Finds

Even in a so-called good divorce, in which parents amicably minimize their conflicts, children inhabit a more difficult emotional landscape than those who grow up with married parents, according to a new survey of 1,500 adults ages 18-35. "All the happy talk about divorce is designed to reassure parents," said Elizabeth Marquardt, author of the study, which is described in her new book, "Between Two Worlds." "But it's not the truth for children. Even a good divorce restructures children's childhoods and leaves them traveling between two distinct worlds. It becomes their job, not their parents', to make sense of those two worlds."  Source. Tamar Lewin, New York Times, Please click here for additional information (last visited November 6, 2005, reo).

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