A Report is being published which suggests that divorce may be genetic insofar as if parents have been divorced, it is more likely that their children will later go on to divorce. 

I am personally not convinced by this research. There are often many reasons why relationships break down and I know of several cases that would not follow this suggested trend. 

That said, it is certainly true to say that a parents' divorce can affect a child's future relationships. For this reason, it is important that a parents continue to work together amicably after their separation. It has been widely suggested, and accepted, that a divorce or separation itself is not harmful to children but instead the way in which the parents communicate and interact with each other following separation can impact on children. 

If you, or anyone you know, is going through a divorce or separation, please get in touch for further advice. 

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