Children Of Divorced Parents Are More Than An Insecure Parent Child Attachment

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Research has shown that children of divorced parents are more likely to end their marriages in divorce (Jarnecke & South, 2013). In fact, parental divorce predicts their daughters’ likelihood of divorce but not their sons’, and parent’s negative marital behaviors are related to their sons’ marital quality, but not their daughters’ (Jarnecke & South, 2013). A newlywed with an insecure parent-child attachment is more likely to experience difficulties in their marriage (Jarnecke & South, 2013). Van IJzendoorn and Bakermans-Kranerburg (1996) found that the subset of parents of clinical children and the subset of adolescents and adults with clinical issues showed an extremity of insecure attachment styles. Mary Ainsworth identified three primary attachment styles in her lifetime (anxious/ambivalent, avoidant, and secure) (Simpson, 1990). Such attachment styles were categorized in the Strange Situation with regards to children however, previous research has found attachment styles relation to anxious and avoidant categories in adults.
Moreover, Bartholomew and Horowitz (1991) proposed four different romantic attachments patterns (secure, preoccupied, dismissing-avoidant, and fearful-avoidant) (Shrivastava & Burianova, 2014). Those with a secure attachment style have low levels of anxiety and avoidance, and experience comfort with intimacy, acceptance, and autonomy (Shrivastava & Burianova, 2014). They rely on their partners for support when they are troubled and offer support…

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