Children Who Have Good Relationship With Their Father Are Happier

The ESRI study also shows they are less likely to experience anxiety.

A leading psychotherapist says a report, which highlights the importance of a father-figure in a child's life, does not suggest mothers should stay in unhealthy relationships. 

The ESRI study shows that children who have a good relationship with their father are happier, and less likely to experience anxiety.

Psychotherapist and Birr's Stella O'Malley says the report does not mean that parents should stay together for the sake of their children:

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