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Amy Alt is well aware of these studies, and they frighten her. Amy was featured in

the Los Angeles Times article from 1996 where I found the other statistics I’ve used today.

Her husband, Steve, decided he was unhappy and didn’t want to be married anymore.

He left her. She tried to reconcile but to no avail. He claimed he made a mistake marrying

her and he never loved her. He couldn’t stay with her because he didn’t want to be


Amy is afraid of the affects this divorce is having on her sons.

The article says, "Already, she can see changes in her boys. Tony, the 6-year-old, is angry. Andy, the 4-year-old, has wondered aloud if the divorce is his fault. "Maybe if we’re really good," he said not long ago, "we can get dad to come back."

That’s heartbreaking.

One third grade child that I talked to wrote a note to one of his classmates in school. The note said, "Please be my friend, everybody else is leaving me."

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