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WVU research shows healthy communication after divorce should be all about the kids

When it comes to keeping the lines of communication open after a divorce, West Virginia University researchers Jonathon Beckmeyer and Jessica Troilo say you can have far too much of a good thing.

Their study of 708 divorced parents of children under 18 shows that even innocuous chitchat between divorced co-parents can put children’s well-being at risk. Simply put, “limit any communication to shared parenting issues,” the researchers suggest.

Beckmeyer, an assistant professor at WVU’s College of Applied Human Sciences, and Troilo, CAHS interim associate dean for academic affairs of graduate education, published the results of the study in the Journal of Family Issues.

Read the full story on WVUToday here.

Watch Jonathan Beckmeyer's appearance on WDTV.

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