What Went Wrong in ‘Marriage Story’? Mental Health Experts Answer

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What Went Wrong in ‘Marriage Story’? Mental Health Experts Answer

Both Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannsson’s performances in Marriage Story have so much to offer about the human experience in relationships and how to finding hope in tragic circumstances.

In today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our mental health experts discuss how Marriage Story highlights relationship dynamics, flexibility, and emotion management during the dissolve of a marriage.

Listen to ‘What Went Wrong in ‘Marriage Story’? Mental Health Experts Answer” here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

Since Marriage Story covers a family in the throes of divorce, we wanted to discuss the impact of divorce on young children’s mental health.

According to a study discussed in The Guardian, parental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children if they are aged at least seven when the split occurs.

Minors aged between seven and 14 at the time of the split exhibit a 16% rise in emotional problems, such as anxiety and depressive symptoms, and an 8% increase in conduct disorders.

In contrast, children whose parents separate when they are between three and seven are not more likely to develop such problems either immediately or by the age of 14 than those still living with both parents.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.

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