Psychologiczne skutki rozwodu rodziców dla ich dzieci
The Psychological Effects of Parents’ Divorce on Their Children
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The increasing number of divorces and social acceptance of them require paying more attention to the consequences they cause. Psychological results of divorces appearing among divorced spouses, their children and even among adult children of divorced parents show what omitting God’s Law and the social norm of indissolubility of marriage lead to. The existence of these effects is confirmed by empirical studies led by Barbara Kaja among preschool children and by Henry Cudak among students of primary and middle schools. The long-term effects in adult children of divorced parents are described by Jim and Sally Conway, Judith Wallerstein and John Bradsaw. The negative effects of divorce are manifested in children in poor self-esteem, withdrawal or emotional overreaction to various life situations and problems with establishing relationships with others. Divorce is an everlasting ‘opportunity’ for having many negative experiences, depression as well as cognitive, educative, organizational and relaxation difficulties. It involves the loss of a real self-image and playing the role of somebody’s ‘lucky charm’, ‘scapegoat’ or something else. The results of family dissolution are lingering and far-reaching and cause never-ending suffering and spread from generation to generation. The results are not harmless to the establishment of future family ties and prove severely damaging to himself/herself, their spouse, children and society. Understanding these results and a reminder of the requirement of keeping wedding vows should be additional incentives for the intensification of divorce prevention.
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