Are kids that grow up in a broken home at a disadvantage in life?
On one hand, there has been years of studies that show children with divorced parents tend to have more problems. There are a number of different reasons that are cited, and it mostly comes down to the circumstances of the separation. Seeing this kind of turmoil in your role models lives is bound to make things more difficult in your own mind, whether that's through trust or other kinds of love.
On the other hand, there are plenty of people that went through life living with one parent, and turned out incredibly successful! Is a set-back like that not also a driving force? Someone may not want to end up like their parents, so they'll work hard to earn their way through life and have meaningful relationships both romantic, and otherwise.
I'd love to hear from you! How do you think divorce impacts a childs life?