There is an important article in the July 9, 2011 issue of the Wall Street Journal: “The Divorce Generation”
The article reveals the problems of the adult children of divorced parents and their fear that they will follow in same miserable footsteps. Divorce is far more devastating on these people than we thought. They lived through the trauma of fights over custody, parenting time, and unpaid child support. Being shuttled back and forth every few days or worse, rarely seeing the other parent, left permanent scars.
These children vow that it will be different for them, but then their worst nightmares come true. After working to keep their own marriages alive, they face divorce.
But these couples are vowing that their divorces will be different. They don’t want ugly, mean- spirited, and selfish battles like the ones they witnessed and still feel.
So this “Divorce Generation” is turning to MEDIATION as the best way to focus on the best interests of their children and to create working relationships with their soon to be “ex” to avoid the ugly scenes and lost childhood they had.