Emotional effects of dating separated parents
During divorce and separation, the child's emotional well-being is at considerable risk. There are important issues that should be considered. The child's development of an emotional attachment to a primary caregiver in the first six years of life is very important.A disturbance in this development can create problems in childhood, adolescence, and adult life.Probably none is more destructive to all concerned than the fight for custody and/or visitation rights. Father and mother often lock horns in a bitter struggle to determine the conditions under which they can spend time with their children. The course of these processes is set in the early years of life by the quality of the attachment bond that is established then.
Divorce propels adults and children into numerous adjustments and challenges.
Attorneys and judges enter the arena to offer their partisan advice and pronounce their judgments.