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The effect on the broader family
Problems between the parents can lead to the development of a dysfunctional family where the children take sides, act out their parents tension and use their behavior as a model for their own relationships. So a pattern of broader family violence can develop.
Help and treatment
Generally couples in conflict can benefit from outside help to gain an outside perspective on their marriage difficulties and in a safe space renegotiate their relationship. Some may require professional help to do this via marriage counselling or family therapy