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17 July 2013

Early divorce worse for kids' security

If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel with their parents as adults, new research shows.

If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel about their relationship with their parents as adults, new research shows.

On average, the children were aged 9 at the time of the divorce.

When a person feels they have a secure relationship with a parent, Fraley said, they feel they can trust them and depend on them and that the parent will be available psychologically.

While the study new has strengths, she said one potential weakness is the questionnaire used, which is not yet well known in the field.

 
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