There can be no ‘good’ divorce when children are involved

In a recent study the United Kingdom relationship support charity Relate has found that there is no such thing as a ‘good’ divorce.

The study of nearly 1000 families found that 58 percent of separated parents did not believe a ‘good’ separation is possible when children are involved with more than half conceding that even despite their best efforts to minimise the pain of divorce on their children, that the experience had had a negative impact on their children.

Out of the separated parents who were polled 40 percent of them said that their separation took less than a year, 43 percent stated it took one to four years and 10 percent said it took 5 years or more. As more than half of the separated parents admitted that the separation had a negative impact on their children, it is clear that finding ways of minimising the impact of a relationship breakdown is of the utmost importance.

This recent Relate survey, conducted by YouGov, has once again highlighted how drawn out the majority of separations can be with only 40 percent of those polled having completed the divorce process in under a year.

The charity Relate has also disclosed a vast increase in couples booking appointments to see counsellors in the wake of the Christmas holiday. This finding provides some strong evidence to substantiate claims by law firms that there is an annual spike in divorce inquiries the day after New Year, a day that has become known as ‘Divorce Day’.

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