Report No. 71
I. Welfare of Children
7.2. Welfare of children.-
Concern has been expressed about the adverse effects of divorce on children. The view has been put forth that while, in some cases, divorce may alleviate the stress caused by constant conflict between the parents, yet the rise in divorces means that we are creating a new society with "multiple" parents, and in that situation the children may be found to be the sufferers. Adults who divorce and re-marry are searching consciously a better way of being happy, but children are being carried along these processes without choice.1
1. Interview with Salvador Minuchin, Director, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, as quoted in U.S. News of the World Report (13 January, 1975), pp. 44, 46.