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Shared physical custody kids less stressed

The children of divorced parents who reside permanently with just one of them are more likely to be stressed than those who take turns living with each parent, according to a Swedish study.

Children of divorce whose parents share custody do best

It may seem counterintuitive, but children who split their time between their mother and father after a divorce do nearly as well as children who live with both parents, a Swedish study shows.

How to agree on the kids when you disagree with your ex

Every third couple with kids experiences high levels of conflict when they break up. The current system of mediation in divorce cases isn’t working well enough for many of them, according to a new study.

Does it harm animals to have two homes after a divorce?

"Dogs and cats are different in this respect,” claims an animal welfare researcher.

Culture and legislation challenge divorces among Danish Turks

Relations to Denmark play an unexpected strategic role in divorces between ethnic Turks, shows new research.

Teens’ right to abortions leads to more enduring marriages

The right to have abortions has improved women’s chances of finding the right man, thus lowering the risk of divorce, asserts a new study.

Older teens tackle divorces adeptly

Today’s adolescents generally excel at taking care of one another. Researchers think such empathy and friendship is helping them come to grips with parents’ divorces.

Talks help children with dysfunctional parents to cope

Children with parents suffering from addiction or mental health issues are often faced with great challenges in their everyday lives. Conversation and information may help them to deal with the difficulties.

Childless couples have more divorces

Couples who receive treatment for fertility problems are up to three times more likely to end in divorce if they fail to produce a child.

When two is company and three is a crowd

A Norwegian psychologist thinks parents should be given couples or marriage counselling both before and after having their first baby. His research shows that many fledgling parents struggle with their relationship.