The University of Memphis How Divorce Effects Children Negatively
When a child comes from a two parent household into a single parent household, it can be very damaging to the child emotionally.
Children who experience divorce may not fully understand what is going on or why they parents are getting a divorce. A natural reaction for most kids is to automatically assume that it is something they did or it is simply just their fault. Another common reaction is the feeling of being unloved, “If they loved me they would not get a divorce”. Dealing with divorce can often force the child to mature, prematurely, to deal with the new changes in their lives. By having to be mental