A modified version of the Dyadic Trust Scale, originally designed by Larzelere and Huston (1980), asked questions regarding attitudes concerning the probability participants will experience successful relationships or marriage.Other specific questions were included in this study to evaluate the levels of trust between adults whose parents had divorced during childhood and adults from intact families.Children with divorced parents have experienced a different kind of violent, traumatic collision.
Survey questions measured attitudes concerning trust in friends, parents, and relationship partners.
The results were evaluated to determine if parental divorce had impact on trust in adult relationships.
Few things are more traumatic than a car accident — 2,000 pounds of steel and glass bending and scraping, with no respect for the limits or boundaries of the human body inside.
There’s a path of healing that every victim of a serious accident must take.
"You assume your kids understand that mom needs a life outside of them. "He asked about him almost daily, for months," she says. The problem is not that they get attached to a new person, but that exposure to a parade of new people creates the potential for more loss."At its heart, this is about trust," says psychologist Leah Klungness of Long Island, who specializes in single-parent issues.
They don't."Mistakes 2, 3, and 4:* Introducing her children to the first man she liked.* Allowing him to spend time at the house, especially playing ball with her son, then 8.* Giving him a peck on the cheek one day as they parted. Children are likely to wonder, "Who can I count on to stay around? " Some blame themselves: "I'm not lovable." The more loss there is, the more distrustful they can become, including in their own future relationships.By the time a parent finds someone to commit to, they may be adamantly resistant.Parents are entitled to a personal life, but it's best to keep it private in the beginning.More than losing myself, though, I lost the ability to relate to my heavenly Father. Right now, we’re just focusing on what you (and I) experienced, and how you can heal.I certainly didn’t think that God had anything to say, or even cared, about the mangled, overturned vehicle in our living room. This isn’t meant to judge divorced parents, or to deter parents from getting divorced for legitimate reasons (abuse or adultery).It will, of course look different for different sons and daughters, but no one can deny that the emotional and relational bleeding needs attention, likely long after the papers are filed. Years later, because I didn’t have the resources to work through things as a nine-year-old boy, certain forms of brokenness seem native and normal to me.