andy and solbi dating in real life - Effects of dating on children after divorce

As social scientists track successive generations of American children whose parents have ended their marriages, the data are leading even some of the once-staunchest supporters of divorce to conclude that divorce is hurting American society and devastating the lives of children.

Its effects are obvious in family life, educational attainment, job stability, income potential, physical and emotional health, drug use, and crime.

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“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.

“I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.

If the effects are indeed demonstrable, grave, and long-lasting, then something must be done to protect children and the nation from these consequences.

Reversing the effects of divorce will entail nothing less than a cultural shift in attitude, if not a cultural revolution, because society still embraces divorce in its laws and popular culture, sending out myriad messages that “It’s okay.” It is not.

If you’re divorced, or have ended a long-term relationship, well-meaning relatives and friends may encourage you to start dating again soon.

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