Divorce is a very uncomfortable situation between a couple. Not only are there emotions of anger and hurt from both sides, but adults react based on how they know how to defend themselves and their hurt feelings.
How an adult responds to hurt and pain is demonstrated publicly how they have learnt from surrounding adults when they were children. This can be various non spoken emotions from manipulation, criticism, applying guilt to verbally or non verbally reacting. Again, adults are never aware what they do and how they defend themselves. This is because everyone thinks their way is right.
What is important is how the children witness how their parents respond to each other. It becomes a ripple effect where children think certain behaviour is acceptable because their parents do it.
- screaming, shouting, hitting, smacking
- throwing of items across the room
- taking out frustration on items (hitting a wall)