How Adultery Impacts Children
- Cheats the children of their sense of security.
- Complicates the child's future & creates life long scars.
Research indicates children grow apprehensive and insecure as a result of behaviors demonstrated by adulterous parents.
There is a sudden inattentiveness as the adulterous parent focuses attention on someone outside the nucleus of the family.
uncertainty and anxiety develops as a result of parents pulling away to answer phone calls behind closed doors.
Absences from the family for purposes of a vague nature.
The child may exhibit any of the following characteristics of heightened anxiety.
- thumb sucking
- temper tantrums
- fire setting
- night terrors
Children who grow up with a parent who had an adulterous relationship are less likely to be able to maintain adult monogamous relationships. They are also more likely to have higher divorce rates than the rest of the population. These children are more likely to become teen parents. These children are more likely to have difficulty at school. These children are more likely to have behavioral and psychological problems (http://www.divorcereform.org/all.html).