Clearly this chap did well in the end anyway but it certainly appears that his parents divorcing at a sensitive time in his life has had a lasting effect on him. It is so often the children who suffer in divorce - whilst the parents are busy tearing each other apart, the children seem to be forgotten. It is always worth considering collaborative law as a means of "conscious uncoupling" so that the parties can try to keep a measure of mutual respect in the whole process thus protecting not only themselves but definitely the children.
Zach Braff, an accomplished actor, writer and director, but when asked about a pivotal moment that changed his life forever his answer was his parents' divorce. Braff said, "My parents divorce at a young age. I was shocked by it and it truly caused life-long pain that I'll always deal with." Braff's parents divorced around the time he was in junior high school. In March 2014, he wrote a powerful essay for the New York Times in which he described that era of his life and how it pushed him into acting."I was a melancholic child. Worried, anxious. I never felt as if I belonged anywhere, as if I were a foreign exchange student living among the other kids, who seemed predestined to love sports. Add to that alienation the fact that my parents were going through a divorce ..