serious problems requiring professional help. Going public with the decision. Exposure TO conflict between parents- conflict is frequently part of families and may be especially common in families that have undergone divorce. Researchers have consistently found that high levels of parental conflict during and after a divorce are associated with poorer economic Thought of Karl Marx adjustment in children. Divorce frequently contributes to depression, anxiety or substance abuse in one or both parents and may bring about difficulties in balancing work and child rearing.
(And the adjustment can be even more difficult because it is the adults who choose new families, not the children.). Possible honeymoon phase (one last try). Feelings: traumatized, panic, fear, shame, guilt, blame, histrionics. Another way to say this is that most children in divorced families do not need help, but more children in this group than in intact families are likely to need help. Hetherington, like many others, finds these average differences, but she also looked at some of her measures and examined the degree to which children in divorced and intact families had more severe problems.