Letters: Oct. 16, 2000

What Divorce Does to Kids

"The idea that parents must suffer for the children is an outdated model of martyrdom. It creates victims in two generations at once." MICHAEL SENN Santa Monica, Calif.

Is it better for parents in a bad marriage to divorce or stay together for the kids' sake? The issue comes down to one thing: the truth [SOCIETY, Sept. 25]. Are we so blind as to think that a child cannot see through parents' fake smiles? You cannot blame divorce for children's problems. A bad marriage will stay a bad marriage whether it continues or ends in divorce....

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