Divorce, Effects on Relationships
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Divorce has been seen to have significant impacts on relationships both within and outside of families. In terms of friendships, the divorced couple is often seen to withdraw from other couples prior to the divorce in order to avoid sharing uncomfortable details. With more attention instead focused on friendships with individuals, divorced couples lose some, if not all, of their couple friends, whom may take sides either individually or as a couple. As well, fellow couples may not wish to be pulled into conflict. However, individual friendships tend to strengthen as the divorcees turn their freed-up time for attention towards friends.
attitudes and behaviors, couple friends, divorce, divorced couples, friendships, marriage, relationships, social network
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Divorce, Effects on Relationships. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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