Shannon Philpott-Sanders

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The Effects of Divorce on Daughters

Screen shot 2013-03-27 at 5.29.03 PMPublished March 2013: Mom.Me

The Effects of Divorce on Daughters
Anxiety, promiscuity and other red flags to look out for after a break up

Article Excerpt:

While divorce is never easy for a family to cope with, recognizing the effects on your children is an important step to recovery. Boys and girls typically have very different reactions and coping methods after divorce. Daughters, in particular, may experience anxiety, stress and even emotional turmoil as a result of her parents’ split. From academic challenges to emotional adjustments, divorce is likely to affect your daughter in a variety of ways.

“The reactions daughters have to the divorce of their parents can run the board, depending on factors as varied as the nature of and reasons for the divorce to the personality and age of the daughter herself,” says Dr. John Duffy, a Chicago-based psychotherapist and author of “The Available Parent.”

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– Shannon Philpott

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March 27, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , ,

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