By Jane Greer, Ph.D. for GalTime.com
Tina and Joe Simpson, parents to pop stars Jessica and Ashlee, have filed for divorce after 34 years of marriage, citing "discord or conflict of personalities." There have been rumors that Joe had an affair with a young man, though the couple denied any third-party complications, saying it was an amicable split.
Whatever the reason, whenever there are children involved - even grown children - it is hard not to wonder how the kids are taking it. Jessica Simpson has said she is sad, but remains focused on the priorities of her own life -- raising her new baby Maxwell and managing her post-partum weight loss. Ashlee has not yet spoken publicly about her parents' split.
We all can appreciate the enormity of divorce, and the toll it takes on everyone involved, especially the children. With that in mind, it is easy to understand why sometimes parents who are unhappy make it a priority to stay together while the children are young,
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