Why is divorce bad for family life?
Divorce frequently contributes to depression, anxiety or substance abuse in one or both parents and may bring about difficulties in balancing work and child rearing. These problems can impair a parent's ability to offer children stability and love when they are most in need.
Can divorce be positive for families?
Divorce also has some positive effects for children. Single parents are often closer to their children than married parents were. At the very least, when parents can control their conflict, the children can experience freedom from daily household tension between parents.
How does divorce and remarriage affect the family?
Remarriage is a potential crisis for children, comparable to divorce. Children of remarriage must negotiate major structural and relationship changes in the family system. Remarriage usually occurs before children have integrated divorce and resolved grief over the loss of a parent.