In today’s paper, “The Times-Union” is an op-ed article written by Elizabeth Marquardt headlined
All divorce is bad for children, even the so-called good divorces.
“It happens to about 1 million American children ever year. Their parent sit them down and deliver the news that they’re divorcing. But not to worry, they say; they’re parting amicably and assuming joint custody.
It was a soothing tonic, and it was swallowed eagerly by many angst-ridden parents. But it was also, it turn out, a myth. No matter how happy a face we put on it, the children of divorce are now saying, we’ve been kidding ourselves. An amicable divorce is better than a bitter one, but there is no such thing as a ‘good’ divorce.”
Then this surprising statement/statistic. “Research shows that two-thirds of divorces now end low-conflict marriages, where there is no abuse, violence or serious fighting.”
I still think about what a friend of my said many years after going through a divorce ending 20 years of marriage for the Mom, Dad & three kids. He said: “I guess it was equitable, EVERYBODY LOST.” How True!