Goal: Learn about the relationships between children and divorced (estranged) parents to help develop and maintain intimate emotional connections between them.
Research Methods: Interviews with people affected by their parents' divorces. Two participants were affected by their parents' divorce at a young age, and one participant in late teens. Current ages of interviewees: late teens, early twenties, late thirties. We also conducted literature reviews on the influence of divorce on child-parent relationships and well-being.
Findings: For children affected by divorce at a young age, living with one parent was perceived as normal. There were different levels of contact between parents and children. Also, divorce can affect all parties with potential for increased anxiety, loneliness, and guilt.
Blind spots: Limited sample and unable to conduct interviews with divorced parents.