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Most children are resilient enough to survive divorce

Karey O'HaraSeeing divorce as a process rather than an event can help parents and children cope with the inevitable stress that comes when a couple splits, says Karey O'Hara, a doctoral candidate doing an internship in clinical psychology at Upstate. She explains that most children are resilient enough to survive divorce, why intervention can help families experiencing divorce and the problems liable to affect children of different ages. Is there ever a time when parents should stay together for the sake of the children? "It depends," says O'Hara, who discusses factors that can help answer that question, such as conflict levels.