“We stayed together for the kids”. Everyone knows someone who can say that.
So how’d that work out?
A New Jersey university’s researchers’ nationwide study in the US suggests that the answer is “not so good”.
According to the findings in the study, the high conflict imposed on the children’s home life haunts children throughout their lives, leading to greater conflict in their own adult relationships.
The researchers theorize that the prolonged conflict is what impacts children’s experience with relationships.
By contrast, children of divorce experience a tough period surrounding the divorce, but then get over it.
Presumably because the hostilities fade as their parents disengage from each other.