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Trump greeted reporters' children by insulting the media
If poor families share the same commitment to marriage as better-off couples, what is it about their low-income status that inhibits the formation of stable marriages? One possible explanation is the mismatch between a large number of stressful events they face and few resources with which to respond to those stressors. The imbalance places greater demands on the individuals in a dyad, leaving less time together and less time to dedicate to relationship building than might be the case for a middle-class couple. In addition, the problems low-income couples have to manage — problems such as substance abuse, job loss, eviction, chronic infidelity, a child with a chronic condition like asthma or developmental delays, and criminal activities — may be more severe than those confronted by better-off couples. (Edin, 2004; Karney, Story, and Bradbury, 2003; Heyman, 2000).
Do your child a favor and don’t put this kind of added pressure on them. You and your spouse are their role models. Let them be a kid without the added pressure of an emotionally unstable parent abandoning everyday responsibilities.
Parental divorce is also associated with lower marital quality for their children. This manifests itself in arguing more about the family, 50) increased rates of jealousy, moodiness, infidelity, conflicts over money, excessive drinking, and drug use. 51) Analysis of the 1987-1988 wave of the National Survey of Families and Households showed that children of divorce whose marriages were less than “very happy” communicated less and were more than twice as likely to argue frequently and to shout and hit when they argued. 52)