Just interviewed John Chirban, Ph.D, Th.D., a lecturer in psychology at Harvard Medical School and author of Collateral Damage: Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce. According to Chirban, even amicable splits leave lasting and often negative effects in kids, who are forced to navigate divorce's aftermath long after parents have moved on from a rejected partner. While many adults dismiss children's distress as temporary, citing their resilience, a familial breakup can shape who a kid becomes as an adult. I'll post the story when it goes live on WebMD.
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