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The implications of divorce on different genders

| Feb 13, 2021 | Divorce

Nebraska parents understand their decision to separate or end their marriage will significantly affect their children. Consequently, they may strive to create a custody plan that provides their children with continuity of lifestyle and as much stability as is reasonably possible. While this can reduce the chance of stress and emotional harm on the kids, the divorce will impact them in some way. Parents may also find it affects boys and girls in different ways.  

Difference in boys and girls 

Boys and girls typically have different emotional reactions to their parents’ divorce. Parents may not even fully understand what their child is experiencing until much later. Some of the different responses seen in boys and girls include the following: 

  • Girls – Girls may be less motivated to do well in school. They may also feel like they have to grow up faster or act more mature after their parent’s divorce.  
  • Boys – Boys may suffer emotional and mental development delays if their access to their father is affected. Parents may see psychological affects, such as acting defiantly or changes in behavior. 

The main priority for parents is to protect the physical, emotional and mental well-being of their kids above all else. This effort can help their kids adjust more quickly and suffer fewer long-term effects. 

Long-term perspective 

The implications of divorce are different for boys and girls. They may also depend on factors such as age, development, maturity and more. Parents who want to shield their kids as much as possible will find it beneficial to work with an experienced Nebraska family law attorney when making child custody decisions.