The Mental Results of Divorce on Children

 

The Psychological Effects Of Divorce On Children

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Risks Families Face Mental Health Problems. Divorce may increase the risk for mental health problems in children and adolescents. Behavior Problems. Children from divorced families may experience more externalizing problems, such as conduct Poor.

Divorce plays a huge role in the increased psychological problems children encounter, regardless of their age, gender or culture, any child with divorced parents is affected mentally. Divorce and the new adjustments that come with it can cause an adjustment disorder in children; although it is usually resolved within a few months. Depressed children suffer from multiple types of emotional and psychological problems.

Researches show that the after-effects of a divorce can be one of the key factors that cause bipolar disorder (a manic depression) in children. Poor Learning Ability – A couple’s divorce also affects the education of their children. It can be particularly traumatic for a father when his ex-wife remarries and his kids have a new stepfather a different father figure in their lives.

And there is trauma for the kids as well as their loyalties to their dad may be confused or in question with a new stepfather. These feelings of guilt are a very common effect of divorce on children, but also one which can lead to many other issues. Guilt increases pressure, can lead to depression, stress, and other health problems.

Providing context and counseling for a child to understand. Basically, divorce tends to intensify the child’s dependence, and it tends to accelerate the adolescent’s independence; it often elicits a more regressive response in the child and a more. • Health and well-being: Divorce weakens children’s health and longevity. It also increases behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric risks, including even suicide. The effect of divorce on children’s hearts, minds, and souls ranges from mild to severe, from seemingly small to observably significant, and from short-term to long-term.

The Effects of Divorce on Children Based on the Application of the Psychological Developmental Theories. Abstract This paper looks at the effects of divorce on children based on the application of various psychological developmental theories. More specifically, children within the age groups of 4 to 6 and 7 to 11 will be taken into account. A lower quality of marriage among children of divorced parents has been shown to manifest itself in more arguments with a spouse, and a higher incidence of moodiness, infidelity, jealousy, money conflicts, excessive drinking, and drug use.

The adverse psychological effects of divorce diminish a child’s interest in education. Children who experience the divorce of their parents show a drastic drop in their school grades (6). It can significantly impede a child’s ability to learn at school and college.

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Common reactions to divorce in young children include depression, withdrawal, a fear of abandonment, and fear that their parents no longer love them.

“Mosby's Paramedic Textbook” by Mick J. Sanders, Lawrence M. Lewis, Kim D. McKenna, Gary Quick, Kim McKenna
from Mosby’s Paramedic Textbook
by Mick J. Sanders, Lawrence M. Lewis, et. al.
Elsevier/Mosby Jems, 2012

These findings thus suggest marital conflict and children’s emotional security about marital conflict factored in the impact of both parents’ depressive symptoms on children.

“The Role of the Father in Child Development” by Michael E. Lamb
from The Role of the Father in Child Development
by Michael E. Lamb
Wiley, 2010

Divorced-family children experienced more negative life changes, which were, in turn, related to more behavior problems at follow-up.

“Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals” by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
from Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Wiley, 2007

Compared to adolescents, children may be less capable of realistically assessing the causes and consequences of divorce, may feel more anxious about abandonment, may be more likely to blame themselves, and may be less able to take advantage of resources outside the family to cope with the divorce.

“Encyclopedia of Adolescence” by Roger J.R. Levesque
from Encyclopedia of Adolescence
by Roger J.R. Levesque
Springer New York, 2014

Instead of exploring the world and pursuing age-appropriate activities, children of divorce may become clingy, experience separation anxiety, and have difficulties transitioning from one parent to another.

“Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems” by Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Donna Cangelosi, Charles E. Schaefer
from Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems
by Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Donna Cangelosi, Charles E. Schaefer
Guilford Publications, 2019

Divorce may heighten children’s risk for internalizing problems, such as depression and anxiety.

“Encyclopedia of Family Health” by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
from Encyclopedia of Family Health
by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
SAGE Publications, 2011

A second key factor in minimizing the negative effects of separation and divorce on children is maintaining a low level of conflict between parents.

“The Sociology of Childhood” by William A. Corsaro
from The Sociology of Childhood
by William A. Corsaro
SAGE Publications, 2005

Children also may become over-responsible in divorced families in which one parent has been left in a critical situation characterized by feelings of hopelessness, bitterness, or paralyzing loneliness.

“Your Competent Child: Toward a New Paradigm in Parenting and Education” by Jesper Juul
from Your Competent Child: Toward a New Paradigm in Parenting and Education
by Jesper Juul
Balboa Press AU, 2011

Many children are exposed to stress resulting from conflict between their parents, and increasing numbers of children are forced to cope with all the feelings and life changes that come with parental separation or divorce.

“The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies” by Arnold P. Goldstein
from The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies
by Arnold P. Goldstein
Research Press, 1999

During the first year after the divorce, parents’ feelings of distress and unhappiness often increase, relationships between parents and children become more troubled, and children’s social and emotional well-being usually worsens (Hetherington & Stanley-Hagen, 2002).

“Social Development” by Ross D. Parke, Glenn I. Roisman, Amanda J. Rose
from Social Development
by Ross D. Parke, Glenn I. Roisman, Amanda J. Rose
Wiley, 2019

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  • my parents split up not even a month ago. my dad was cheating. they were together for 17 years and watching my mum in that sort of pain hurt me bad. but when my dad walked out that door, i realised that there was no going back.
    there would be no more family holidays, no more proper birthdays or christmases as a family, i couldn’t go home and come into both of my parents and tell them about my day. i didn’t do that enough and i regret it everyday. now i have to tell it to my dad over the phone whilst he’s with another family. it hurts, like really. but i’m getting better

  • My parents divorced. I live with my mom now. My dad already have a new family. I want him to forget about me but at the same time i want him to be there for me. it’s complicated. Now, my mom is going to marry someone and I’m not sure about myself anymore. They look.. different. I want both of them to be happy so much until i have some thoughts of leaving so they can do that but where would I go? I don’t know anymore. Bye.

  • My Parent Got Divorced When I Was 2 Years Old, And Till This Day It Affected Me Socially, Mentally And Physical Issue. And What Even Worse Is None Of Them Took Care Of Me. Plus, I Was Sexually assaulted by my teacher and none of them did anything. But even though this happened, I have been dealing with problems and pressure that can break an adult sense childhood. Now I am a married father with two beautiful kids and I am not evening thinking about hurting my kids in anyway because I learned from experience, that my actions hurt others. especially the people that I love. STAY STRONG ��!!!!

  • how my son will handle divorce is a constant worry since his mom and I split. some interesting points taken away from this since the ex went through numerous divorces when she was a kid……

  • Your last words almost let my tears down. My parents divorce when I was 6 and had a relly hard life. Non of my parents wanted me. I grow up with sevrel familys and never felt loved. I used to cry for missing my mom alot. me and my sister got borderline disorded. Now Im 22 and a bride. And afraid of having childrain. But if I do as you said Ill give them evey life i never had. Im so glad of marage I finally found a home and got a family for once. and not lost orphan who always get pity looks

  • My parents divorced over the summer at first I was really happy that the fighting would stop, but instead it got worse, I started fighting these terrible wars with myself blaming everything that happened with them on me, 5 months later here I am, suicidal, I really don’t want to be here anymore but I’m scared to die I just wanna disappear without hurting anyone

  • My parents aren’t divorced but they often argue with each other. I thought I was the only one and I’ve never met a person who is going through the same problem as me.

    My mom stayed because she didn’t want her kids to feel ‘different’. I actually hope that they would get a divorce, after seeing everything that my dad did to her and the nonstop argument I have to listen to.

    Honestly this just traumatized me since I was a kid up till now. I’m 20 and I’ve never been in a relationship because of this. I never told this to anyone, even to my best friend because I thought that nobody would understand. They would joke about me having very high standards of guys and I would just laugh it off. I just think that it would be better if nobody knew about it.

    I think kids with these kind of parents would suffer more as we would listen to them arguing and watching bad things happen almost everyday. Neverending. It makes us have a very deep scar as we don’t know who to tell this to because it’s a rare family situation.

    After years, it feels good to just let it out even though idk who would read this. Thank you for reading.

  • The divorce my parents had affected my relationship life so bad but I got counseling and read books and I’m a new man today thank God

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  • My parents stayed together. They don’t believe in divorce. My both parents have abused me. My mum never stood from me. Now I have ended in relationship where I was abused and on the verge of divorce myself so if your parents are divorced or separated and they don’t involve you in their conflicts. It is better they are divorce rather than stuck in bad marriage because reality is marriage is hard and we all have childhood wounds so if your parents didn’t abused you, neglect you. It is better for you to have 2 happy homes than 1 bad homes.

  • I have seen all of my cousins suffering in extremes even to death going into depression. When not loved fully they choose death over life

  • My parents was divorced when i had 9 years old and i suffered a lot and i still suffer..i feel like im not natural i m not like all people and no one can feel the same just ppl who lives without both of their parents..

  • I’m going through my mom’s second divorce. She divorced my biological dad when I was 3 which didn’t affect me that much but it still gave me some daddy issues. Then she remarried a kind guy who turned out to be a narcissistic, abusive, asshole. I’m 19 now and this shit hurts, I’m glad he’s leaving but I have never had a positive male figure in my life besides family friends but they weren’t around that much. I don’t want to marry or even date; what’s the point? It all ends in pain or divorce.

  • To all the children going through struggles:

    There’s hope. It gets better. Continue to work hard. Endeavor to find your passion. Life is beautiful. Life is a gift.

    -From someone who has gone through similar struggles.

  • this hurt man. i can’t talk about anything. i don’t wanna hurt my parent by thinking it’s there fault. and i have siblings too. but i gotta stay strong for them so they don’t worry.

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  • It’s been over ten years, and a part of my identity died with their divorce, I find it hard to make a connection to anyone, even family, and I’ve lost touch with my childhood self and personality. Life is empty. I feel lost.

  • I suspected my wife of cheating on me but I never had any proof. This went on for months, I didn’t know what to do. i was so paranoid and decided to find a solution, i saw a recommendation about a  hacker and decided to contact him. I explained the situation about my wife to him and he said he was going to help me.I gave him all the informations he required and afterwards i received all my wife’s iPhones Text messages, whatsApp messages and calls, I was hurt when i saw a picture of my wife and her lover. I feel so bad about infidelity. but i am glad Mr James was able to help me get all this information, if you need help you can contact him via Gmail (worldcyberhackers) or whatsApp: +12678773020

  • I suspected my wife of cheating on me but I never had any proof. This went on for months, I didn’t know what to do. i was so paranoid and decided to find a solution, i saw a recommendation about a  hacker and decided to contact him. I explained the situation about my wife to him and he said he was going to help me.I gave him all the informations he required and afterwards i received all my wife’s iPhones Text messages, whatsApp messages and calls, I was hurt when i saw a picture of my wife and her lover. I feel so bad about infidelity. but i am glad Mr James was able to help me get all this information, if you need help you can contact him via Gmail (worldcyberhackers) or whatsApp: +12678773020

  • I am 47 and just got divorced. I wanted to stay married and work it out. Divorce is terrible and broken homes are awful. I love my children and family more than anything and this is not fair to anyone. All I do is just cry all the time.

  • I have to disagree, Of course they wish their parents divorced ealier before they were smart enough, they think it would have been better because they weren’t developed, maybe they were toddlers. kids view their parents as their god, and the institution of their marriage as a moral standard, divorce makes children feel that everything they knew about themselves was a lie, that the teaching form their parents will fail loke their marriage failed, it affects them more than someone who was cheated on, theycan even loose who they’re and boys usually end up in gangs and in prison,. My mother stayed with my father even when they argued, had they divorced it would have been worse for me. The first relationship I got into lasted long and it still here. You go and check real stats not letters form students who are just telling you what they wish.

  • My parents divorced when I was 8. There was no logical reason besides “we grew apart”. I don’t trust women. It seems like the past 20+ years of my life have been a bad dream

  • I don’t remember the divorce, I was less than 3 years old. But I remember the depression it caused in my mom, I remember how sad she was. And then my dad got a new girlfriend, and everything about him changed. I remember when the transitions between houses were painful, when it hurt to be away from my mom. Over the years my dad and I just drifted apart

  • My parents divorced on my 11th birthday which was the worst day and now I’m 14. For the longest time I was so mad at my mom because I told her a while before “Please don’t divorce dad! Do you promise mom?” And she said “Ok I promise.” I knew before about the conflicts they had but my mom was the one who divorced my dad even when my dad tried to fix things while my mom made it worse. I live with my dad and I’m ok with my mom and I like visiting once in a while (usually every 1 or few months), but I wouldn’t live with her, after finding out that she was having an affair after her college classes. It all made sense.. she didn’t leave that late and she came back super late that I never even saw her before I fell asleep. Her boyfriend is nice, but I still feel betrayed. My mom would always say “things just didn’t work out” or blame my dad! And whenever I try to confront her she always just says “is your father telling you this?” So I can’t do that anymore. It’s her fault, she had bad anger issues (like one time she threw a cup at my dad over a verbal argument that she started) and went to the wrong therapists which brainwashed her. My dad doesn’t have a girlfriend or a wife, he’s just done with relationships in general. My mom and dad are not friends at all and they don’t even wanna see each other from a mile away. I’m just glad I live with my dad, he works his butt off to support me everyday, even if that means being home alone (yeah I’m an only child) until before dinner. As for the video, I know it’s not my fault at all but I do have trust issues. I moved on sorta but for some reason I still haven’t completely.

  • You folks that claim that parents should not stay together if they continuously fight, are probably the same people that cheated on their spouse and left them and are now trying to justify their own actions in anyway they can. In almost every single case staying together and fighting for your marriage is worth every single fight that it takes to do so.

  • Oh, come and interview me. Mom divorced 3 men before I was 16 years old. She also wanted my opinion on possibly divorcing this latest husband.