Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: When parents separate children are left with the pain

No one should have to stay in an oppressive, violent or mutually corrosive relationship to death. Maureen Waller, in her book The English Marriage, describes the suffering, trapped wives of all classes who could not legally leave greedy or vicious spouses until the laws were changed.

But now divorce has become an exit of convenience for our individualistic and self-indulgent society and that can’t be right.

Couples lie to themselves about the pain they are inflicting on their kids and most can only think of parental ‘rights’, like getting half the house and the joint savings.

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