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Children Can Get Through Divorce Unscathed

The results of research indicate the majority of children can get through their parents’ divorce without long-lasting negative outcomes. Approximately 75 percent of children do not experience any academic, social, or psychological difficulties as a result of the divorce. About 10 percent of children from non-divorced families experience these types of difficulties. Parental behavior is the key to how well children will cope following the divorce, and the first two years after the split will be the most difficult. Parents need to separate out their own needs from those of their children and be prepared to seek out professional help when necessary.