From birth, the family becomes absolutely relevant, as it is the family that fulfils people’s needs until they are young. The family becomes the basis for psychological, physical and emotional development when we are more vulnerable.
As we already know, parental divorce affects their children in one way or another, and if we add to this the determinant of a divorce or conflictive parental relationship, it has a negative impact on their children, causing emotional instability, intense reactions, painful feelings, sadness, grief, anger, insecurity, low self-esteem, etc.
After what has been mentioned above, it is essential to point out that there are studies that show that there are cases in which the child is relieved when one of the parents leaves home. This is due to a possible violent atmosphere, i.e., before taking the decision of separation or divorce, there are moments of tension, disputes or even verbal violence by the parents and children are usually those who are there at those moments.
In fact, studies have also found that this poor relationship can even influence their socialisation process, which is essential for a person’s complete development. Furthermore, these studies show that poor relationships and conflict between parents generate anxiety disorders and alterations in their children’s school and academic capacity.
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