The purpose of this study was to obtain a retrospective analysis directly from adults who experienced their parents’ divorce in childhood to understand what aspects of the divorce, either positive or negative, followed them into adulthood. Participants identified communication and support as key factors in their experience, both positively and negatively. Implications for clinical treatment are presented.
Morrison, S. C., Fife, S., & Hertlein, K. M. (2017). Mechanisms behind prolonged effects of parental divorce: A phenomenological study. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 44-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2016.1262652