Monday, March 28, 2011
Children who will Divorce
I read an article that was showing how the same children that were happy growing up are also happy as adults. So the thought was that since they were happier they were less likely to get a divorce. However they found that these happy children that have grown in to happy adults are more likely to get a divorce. They say that this may be due to the fact that the happy adults have the self-esteem and self-efficacy to leave an unhappy marriage.
This fits right in with Wilson’s book Hurt People Hurt People. In her book Wilson says that people stay bad and even in sometimes dangerous relationships just so they can feel attached to someone that they feels needs them. This is largely due to the fact they feel like they have no value on their own.