The Good Divorce Myth

The Facts Reveal What's Best for Children

TIME magazine recently featured an article called "Maybe It's Time to Stop Making Fun of 'Conscious Uncoupling,'" referring to Gwyneth Paltrow's kinder, gentler term for her divorce from husband Chris Martin. Calling it a "new collaborative vibe," author Susanna Schrobsdorff described the efforts of divorcing couples to get along with each other and to commit to good "co-parenting." Or, in a nutshell, "to achieve the coveted Good Divorce."

But there's strong evidence that there is no such thing as a "good divorce," at least when it comes to children.

As detailed in a piece in The Family in America: A Journal of...


is the author of the newly-released book, Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  She has been covering family issues for twenty-five years, as a producer for CBS News, a contributor to National Catholic Register, and a Senior Editor for Salvo magazine.  She has written for, First Things, WORLD magazine, and Touchstone.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #35, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |