I still do believe, however, that children are generally better off in marriages where conflict exists than in situations of divorce. The word generally is a key word, though, and by conflict I did not intend to imply or include situations of child abuse.
If you doubt the validity of the statement I made, I would recommend your reading the book Between Two Worlds, by Elizabeth Marquardt (Crown Books, September 2005). It is a well documented and disturbing study of adult children of divorce.
My thanks to the reader who suggested clarification.