Parental Divorce—Worse than Parental Death

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Divorce

Everyone recognizes that children suffer when they lose a parent through death. But in recent decades, some progressives have asserted that children suffer relatively little when they lose a parent (usually their father) through divorce. Since they were the ones who pushed permissive divorce laws through the state legislatures, progressives are clearly defending themselves with this de minimis view of the effects of parental divorce on children. The progressive line,...

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Divorce is Bad for Your Kid’s Health

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Divorce

Mountains of evidence confirm that children do best when they live with their married biological parents; no alternative family structure affords children the level of protection and stability as their natural family. Children under the pressure of a broken family suffer the predictable social ills we witness playing out daily in the news and even in our own social circles, namely higher rates of poverty, incarceration, and abuse. What many don’t know is that divorce also...

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Unhappy marriages need help, not dissolution

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Divorce

MANILA— Couples who find themselves in an unhappy marriage should be given support by the community and be forewarned of the dangers of “quick-fix solutions” that a proposed bill on the dissolution of marriage pretends to offer. This is the response of a human resource specialist to a renewed attempt in Congress to pass the House Bill 6027, which according to critics is a “divorce in camouflage”. In this context Maria Victoria Q. Caparas published “Time Hangs by a Thread”,...

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The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Divorce

Almost on a whim, but primarily because a close friend of mine had revealed her still-unfolding struggles with the long-ago divorce of her parents, I started asking adult children of divorce about their experiences. I eventually wrote up a brief questionnaire, appealing on social media for volunteers. The answers I received in a virtual avalanche of pain were a complete shock to me, as the child of an intact marriage. In compiling the responses of 70 contributors for my...

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