07/19/2016 04:54 EDT | Updated 07/19/2016 04:59 EDT

Effects Of Divorce: Why You Shouldn't Badmouth Your Ex In Front Of The Kids

This is never a good idea.

There's no question that divorce and broken relationships can get messy – especially when there are children involved. And while some parents may seriously resent their former partners after a tough breakup, it's never a good idea to get the kids in the mix.

In the video above, Dr. Phil explains why.

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