Significantly, this increase is not seen in children whose parents’ marriage ended because of the death of one of the parents.
Children of divorce are 39 percent more likely to marry other children of divorce, after controlling for education.
Worse still, couples with both spouses from divorced families are over three times more likely to divorce than couples with both spouses from non-divorced families.Women share this ambivalence and demonstrate even more conflict, doubt, and lack of faith in their partner’s benevolence and tend to place less value on consistent commitment. De Boer, “The Transmission of Marital Instability Across Generations: Relationship Skills or Commitment to Marriage? However, if the parents’ conflict is not violent or intense, their children fare better in their own marriages if their parents remain married.