The report by an ageing research group listed divorce or a parent quitting the home as central reasons – alongside physical or sexual abuse – why adults may be unable to hold down jobs in their 50s or to choose to work on in later years.'Traumatic events experienced in childhood, such as physical or sexual abuse, parental absence or parental divorce are associated with reduced labour force participation at 55,' the study published by International Longevity Centre – UK said.

The findings, which add to overwhelming evidence gathered over decades that children are badly harmed by family breakup, say that the impact of a divorce does not wear off as a child grows, but instead casts a shadow throughout their life.

Some 9,000 children who took part the National Child Development Study have been followed throughout their lives.

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Last week a study by the Marriage Foundation think tank found that children of parents who divorce or break up have a much higher chance of suffering mental health problems than those from intact families.

The Foundation said: 'Even after taking mothers' marital status, happiness, and background into account, not having a father in the house remains the number one predictor of teenage mental health problems in the UK.' Children of divorced parents have long been shown to be more likely than others to suffer ill health and to do badly at school, and to have higher chances of unemployment, drug abuse, early pregnancy or falling into crime as they grow up.

When a person has to care for another human, they simply have less emotional and physical energy to invent snafus or hang-ups.

Nothing is a big deal unless it's an actual Big Deal.

It's kinda unbelievably cute to watch them nerd out on fatherhood together. Granted, I'm a fairly petite person and my boyfriend's child is seven.

Even though I modeled it for jokes above, I resisted the urge to actually don and sport it around. Every situation is different, but my boyfriend is still on amicable terms with his child's mother, who also lives near us.

Oprah Winfrey was hell-bent on changing the world and easing racial tension even as a teen at East Nashville High School, according to Gary Holt, who was student body Prez when O was veep.

We spoke to Gary at his home in Knoxville, and he had nothing but rave reviews of O's time in office ...

That's all his superstar ex's handiwork and maturity.)I actually muted #dadbod from Twitter and had to fake a million smiles for people trying to relate to me by bringing the meme up IRL.

Also very tired of the dad joke thing (which is real, sure, but still not a phenom I care to discuss for the 999th time).

Critics of the campaign say that divorce law changes would make divorce easier and more frequent.