This article refers to the latest scientific research on the physical health consequences of a "bad" divorce on children. The sample was quite small, but other research on this topic in recent years supports the findings.

The research directly compared the impact on the health of a child when the parents divorced amicably or stayed together rather than ending up in a situation where they could no longer speak to each other at all.

The links between emotional stress and physical impact are commonplace, for the couple as well as any children. When we can avoid that harm for ourselves and children it must be the better way.

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