An interesting article in The Times that examines the impact of divorce on children's health.
The research shows that separation can weaken a child's ability to fight infection, even decades after what they describe as the "trauma". What's more, where parents stopped speaking to one another the child was three times more likely to develop an infection, which is quite shocking statistics when you think about it.
I regularly advise parents following the breakdown of their relationship and discuss the impact of the separation on the children.
In my mediator role, I regularly work with both parents trying to reach amicable solutions regarding the children without having to go through the court.
If you have a messy divorce, your children are more likely to get ill — even decades later (writes Tom Whipple). That is the conclusion of an experiment in which people were deliberately infected with the common cold to test the immune system.