Straight Talk About 'Happy Talk'

Editor, The Wall Street Journal, 10/21/2005

“Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce” by Elizabeth Marquardt (Crown), will not come as welcome news to parents who may be seeking a split on the theory that there is nothing worse for children than growing up amid marital discord or unhappiness... Most startling of all are the findings suggesting that children whose parents remain in somewhat unhappy, low–conflict marriages (more common than high–conflict unions involving physical fights or other abuse) fare better in certain crucial spheres than do children of divorce.

Subjects: Marriage, Divorce, Children of divorce


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