Researchers Say Divorce Pattern in Families May Be Genetic

The recent study claims that the children belong to divorced family may have more chances of getting separated if compared with the people, who have been grew up in the family of two parents or not divorced. The study points to the genetic factors to be blamed.

The research has been conducted through an analysis from the registries of Swedish population, which has disclosed that the adopted people were resembled biological siblings and parents in their divorce histories.

According the researchers, the divorce trends cans be explained by the basic genetic factors. The findings have reached to the implications of the advices that are provided by the therapists or marriage counselors.

All the theories related to the research are notable due to the reason that they diverge from all other predominant narratives in the literature of divorce, which show that the divorced parents’ offspring are more likely to have a divorce. This is because, they feel that their parents struggle a lot to manage lacking or conflict their essential commitment.

An assistant professor, Jessica Salvatore from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States stated that, “We were trying to answer the basic question: Why does divorce run in families? Across a series of designs using Swedish national registry data, we found consistent evidence that genetic factors primarily explained the intergenerational transmission of divorce. At present, the bulk of evidence on why divorce runs in families, points to the idea that growing up with divorced parents weakens your commitment to and the interpersonal skills needed for marriage.”

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