Elizabeth Marquardt (Between Two Worlds)

“Yet as much as I believe we should support and understand the needs of divorced and single parents, I feel even more strongly that we should not let our concern for them prevent us from looking unflinchingly at the experience of children of divorce.  Children are voiceless: they don’t write books, they don’t vote, they don’t usually get interviewed on television.  We learn about their experience by sensitively observing their lives and later, when they are grown up, asking them what it was like.  For too long, the debate about divorce in this country has been dominated by the adult perspective on divorce, with some adults charging that divorce is unjustifiably rampant and others retorting that divorce is a right that no one can question.”