“Through good times and through bad, through sickness and through health, till death do us part” means less and less in society today. “The Today Show” did a little bit more to undercut matrimony – this time doing it for the children.
In a June 16 interview, psychotherapist Robi Ludwig reached the conclusion that divorce is sometimes a good thing for kids, ignoring the ramifications of this decision.
“…In some cases it's cultural, in some cases it's religious, where it's ingrained in us that if you're married you should stay married no matter what. And I think now studies are saying hey, maybe that's not the case,” Ludwig explained to Al Roker. She also explained: “The studies show that when parents stay together for the kids, and they have a high conflict-marriage, and there's a lot of argument, and they're attacking one another, the child feels very stressed out, and maybe they feel also that their needs are not being met, so what happens is, they're more inclined to engage in dysfunctional behaviors.”