Jul 08, 2013

    Divorce strains ties with kids years later

    DIVORCE leads to insecure child-parent relationships when a child grows up, if it occurs in the first few years of the child's life, according to new research.

    This is especially so if the child is between birth and three years of age, according to the study, which will appear in the Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin.

    The study, led by associate professor R. Chris Fraley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also found that any resentment such kids harbour towards their divorced parents as adults doesn't seem to spill over into their romantic relationships.