Gone are the days when most people think that children of divorced parents will resiliently recover from the devastation wrought by the breakup. However, there is one aspect of the situation that hasn't got much press: Parental divorce hurts their children's chance for marriage.
It's been well documented that children of divorce are more likely to divorce--it's an inter-generational curse--and young, marriage-age people are becoming aware of it, and leery of marrying someone who's from a broken home.
Elizabeth Marquardt says, "It appears that public discussion of studies about the 'marriageability' of young adults from divorced families is shaping attitudes these young people confront when they enter the dating and marriage market. Far from ending the stigma of divorce, it seems that widespread divorce has merely shifted the stigma onto the next generation."
In low-level disputes, it is much better to work out the differences than divorce.