Separation and divorce are a common reality in our society nowadays. People separate from their partners for several reasons. Unfortunately, more often than not, when families go through a breakdown, not enough attention is placed on the well-being of the children involved. In most cases, the separation in itself is not necessarily the source of the problem. Rather, it is the way the process is managed that will lead to positive family re-arrangements, parental satisfaction at decisions achieved and a balanced adjustment for all involved on a day to day basis.
Research has shed a light on the fact that the aspects that make divorce detrimental to a child’s healthy development are linked to levels of acrimony between parents, the shifting living circumstances, loss of significant relationships and lack of a consistent routine.