The Effects of Divorce on Children

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions over the last two decades about family life has been, “Is divorce harmful to children?” Although this may seem like a very important question, I would suggest that it is time to examine a more important question which is– “what are the factors in divorcing families that contribute to children having difficulties and what are the factors that foster children’s adaptation?” In this paper I will review several explanations for why children have difficulty and the scientific evidence regarding these factors.