By Julie Garrison
Special to DadsDivorce.com
One would like to think that when a divorce proceeding has wrapped up, everyone is finally able to move on with their lives and stop looking back. Maybe this happens in Fantasy Land, but it almost never happens in the real world.
An ex-wife will often vent anger to her children by berating their dad at every juncture. The children end up with an exponentially skewed impression of their father.
In her book "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce," Judith S. Wallerstein writes about about the effects of divorce when an ex-wife vents to the children about the real or imagined shortcomings of their father.
"This is the kind of rage that can last for decades after divorce and it is the kind of anger that leaves lasting residue on a child’s personality," Wallerstein writes.