Fifteen years after the divorce she found that only 10 percent of children felt the positive about their parents divorce even though 80 percent of the divorced mothers and 50 percent of the divorced fathers felt that it was good for them. Family Effect #2) Weakened Relationships Of Children Towards Their Parents.
After the divorce most parents have two sets of problems: first, their own personal adjustment to the divorce and second, their adjustment to the new and very different role as divorced parent.
As many as 40 percent are so stressed by the divorce that their child raising suffers. They frequently shift their way of dealing with their children, changing from rigid to permissive, from emotionally distant to emotionally dependent. Compared with continuously married mothers, divorced mothers are likely to be less affectionate with their children, less communicative, and to discipline them more harshly and more inconsistently, especially during the first year following the divorce.  In particular divorced mothers have problems with their sons, though their relationship will likely improve within two years, even if, for many, some discipline problems persist up to six years after the divorce. Fathers dont fare well either with their children, especially non-custodial fathers.
Their contact with their children declines over time, though this pattern is less pronounced the older the child is when the divorce occurs. The relationship that divorced fathers have with their sons, often troubled before the divorce, tends to get significantly worse after the breakup. Furthermore, the higher the level of conflict during the divorce, the more likely the distance between father and his children. This does not bode well for the lifetime happiness of divorced children: Young adults who feel emotionally close to their fathers tend to be happier and more satisfied in life, regardless of their feelings toward their mothers.
If Americans do not overcome this fear, we will lock ourselves into inaction and lock the nation into a downward spiral of weakening effects and diminishing social capital because divorce diminishes childrens future competence in all the major institutions.
In family life, divorce permanently weakens the relationship between children and parents.
Daughters of divorce have a particularly difficult time with this struggle and find it more difficult to value their femininity or to believe they are genuinely lovable.
Sons of divorced parents suffer in their own way, and frequently have less confidence in their ability to relate with women, at work, or romantically. If children -- especially for pre-adolescent children (aged 9-12) -- maintain contact with their father after the divorce they are greatly aided in maintaining their self confidence,  because attachment to their mother alone does not suffice.But as pointed out already such contact with father generally diminishes over time.
Family Effect #6) Young Adults Increased Trouble in Dating The divorce of parents makes dating and romance more difficult and tenuous for the children as they reach adulthood.
A: Effects on the Institution of the Family: Family Effect #1) Weakened Relationships Of Divorced Parents Towards Their Children.
Not only do parents divorce each other, a divorce or mini divorce happens between them and their children.