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Divorce Should Not Be Postponed For Children

People in Louisiana know all too well how a person’s life will change once they have children. Most parents are more than willing to put their own well-being on the back burner to ensure that their children are happy and feel loved. In fact, many parents are willing to stay in an unhappy marriage, refusing to divorce, because they feel that may be what is best for their children.

However, some children who grew up in households with parents who were in an unhappy marriage argue that such an action is not in the best interest of a child. Some even say that it may be detrimental for children as they begin to think that their parents’ unhappy relationship is what a healthy relationship should actually look like. While some parents describe a divorce as creating a broken household, one psychologist says that a broken household is one that is filled with discord, which could be the case of a household in which parents have decided to stay together for the sake of the children.

Some argue that, in many cases, choosing to divorce may have a less negative impact than staying together for the wrong reasons. Other parents have found that their children are happier after a split because of a reduction in tension in the household. A child is likely to be more happy in a situation where parents are happy, according to certain psychologists.

Of course, parents in Louisiana want to ensure that their children’s best interests are put first. However, choosing to delay a divorce in order to stay together for children may actually be worse psychologically. Seeing their parents happy and in a healthy relationship, even if it means with different people, could have a positive impact on children’s lives.

Source: yahoo.com, “3 Reasons Divorce May Not Be So Bad for Your Kids“, Lambeth Hochwald, Jan. 10, 2015

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