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Divorce and Catholicism - Divorce and Catholicism It's hard to believe that there are over six million divorced Catholics in the United States alone. Recent statistics show that one out of two marriages now end in divorce. The national average is a failure rate of about one out of two marriages. Most Catholics are taught that marriage is sacred and that it means "forever". It means that you give up your single life and prepare to be with one man or woman for the rest of your life. But today, with divorce at an all time high, this is not always reality....   [tags: Papers] 1680 words
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Divorce and Homosexuals - ... Any attempt to change the definition of marriage is as inconceivable as changing the definition of baptism or any other sacrament which Christians consider to be God-given. When Walsh talks about what is,“the greatest threat to the sanctity of marriage,” this is the definition of marriage he is discussing. Another popular definition of marriage is that marriage is a civil union or contract between consenting individuals. Unlike sacraments, contracts can change or evolve with the times, so homosexual marriage is no threat to this definition of marriage....   [tags: traditional marriage, church]
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The Effects of Divorce - ... Stress limits the ability for children to learn. With parents being forced to maintain the financial way of living for their children separately, that they once had, the parents are not able to spend necessary time with their children. The kids then begin to lose the family and emotional structure that they once had. Studies have shown that children begin to become problematic in school. They generally loose the disciplinary role in their lives that the father plays in parenting. Their grades usually drop lower than those children who are in stable family structured homes (Amato, 2006; O’Connor et al., 2000)....   [tags: women, children, father, social well-being]
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A Terrifying Divorce - Half of the County Police Department was in front of our car, the other half behind as we drove down Hwy. 92. My mother, my brother, and I were being escorted out of town by direct orders of the County Police Department. Our destination was unknown, but wherever we were going, we had 15 hours to get there. The day started out with a bang...literally. I woke up to the sound of two-by-fours and sheet rock crumbling under the wrath of two angry fists. This sound was accompanied by my mother's muffled words, which I couldn't understand....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family] 922 words
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My Divorced Parents: Very Special People - Everyone has two very special people in their life. People that give their time, energy and money to make sure their beloved is well taken care of and given every opportunity to have a successful life and achieve their dreams. At times, selflessness gives a whole new meaning to these two people. In my life, these two people are my parents. My parents have been divorced for about 15 years. This has not always been the easiest situation for me to face. However, regardless of them being divorced they have continued to show their love towards me in different ways....   [tags: personal experience, divorce]
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Changing Divorce Laws - Changing Divorce Laws In 1995, Statistics Canada data shows that 30% of marriages split (McGovern). Since the 1960’s, marriage and divorce have been undergoing profound changes which have altered the meaning of marriage, the chances of its ending in divorce and the circumstances attached to marriage. These changes have made it easier for couples to obtain a divorce due to the changing laws and changing morals of society. The changes include three new grounds needed to prove marital breakdown, such as your spouse committing adultery, your spouse causing mental or physical cruelty or a separation of a year it was previously three years....   [tags: Papers] 1606 words
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High Divorce Rate - Do you know that our divorce rate in America is 50%. This means that 50% of all marriages in America end in divorce. This means that more than hundreds of people are getting divorced right at this moment. You may ask, what are the divorce rates in America for first marriage, vs. second or third marriage. 50% of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri. This means that more people are getting divorced on their third marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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The Rise in the Divorce Rate - The topic that I have chosen to do my research on is the rise in the divorce rate. The reason I have chosen this topic is because I myself have recently been through a divorce. I think everyone by now has heard that fifty-percent of marriages now a days end in divorce. So after going through a divorce myself I would like to know why that is.” Today 59% of the population is married down from 62% in 1990 and 72% in 1970. One of the first things I looked at was the average length of a marriage. I found that that average length of first marriages that end in divorce for males is 7.8 years and 7.9 for females....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Effects of Divorce on Children Today - Effects of Divorce on Children Today Divorce and its effects on children are common issues that are on the rise in the world today. Divorce affects more than just the married couple. Children often bear the brunt of divorce, which makes divorce a complicated decision for most parents. Understanding the effects divorce has on a child is important to know exactly why a child acts a certain way. A divorce can affect a child psychologically, intellectually, and even behaviorally. Children can suffer physiologically from things like depression, intellectually by having trouble in school and behaviorally by having trouble in social settings....   [tags: Psychology Sociology Marriage Essays]
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The Rise in Divorce Rate - The sanctity of marriage has seemed to have disappeared with the arrival of the 21st century. Though marriage rates have always fluctuated in the past, current events have caused divorce rates to increase. According to recent statistics made by the census bureau, the divorce rate in America is roughly 50 percent. There are a myriad of speculations as to why more people are not staying together. One reason is that people are getting married for the wrong reasons, such as unplanned pregnancies. Another reason is that women have become more independent so that they are not forced in to being in a marriage where they are not happy....   [tags: Marriage]
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Divorce Should Be Harder to Obtain - ... But when the researchers examined the years before the divorce, they discovered that the children in families who ended up divorcing were already showing more behavior problems and scoring more poorly on reading and math tests. “ (wallerstein 3) This statistic proves that divorce does have an effect on kids, most kids don't just make good grades then all the sudden fall off their has to be something to knock them off & in this study it was the divorce.”The U.S. survey, begun in 1976, scored children's behavior and the level of parental conflict in another large cohort of families, some of which would later divorce....   [tags: marital break-ups, greener grass, children]
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Divorce: The Separation of the Inseparable - Love is the number one reason for marriage, even having Valentine’s Day to celebrate love. Yet Americans for Divorce Reform (ADR) estimate that, “Probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue" (Colleen). The ADR also shows the divorce rates between Christians and non-Christians are indistinguishable. Even worse, Christians divorcing their spouses are distorting the Bible in order to justify their actions. Christians must be called to a higher standard in regards to divorce, and they must stop twisting the Bible to appease their conscience....   [tags: Marriage Issues]
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Sociological Effects of Divorce - ... A preschooler with limited cognitive ability will be seen as needy and abandoned where as adolescents tend to be more understanding of their parents divorce. No matter what age a child is when their parents decide to divorce their mental development depends on three main factors including, the quality of their relationship with each of their parents, the intensity and amount of conflicts present before and during the divorce, and the ability of the parents to focus on the child's needs first....   [tags: marriage, separation, children]
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How Divorce Effects Kids - Missing Works Cited      If two people love each other enough to get married, and together choose to form a lifelong commitment, why are so many of these marriages ending. What does marriage mean to people nowadays and why do people decide to get married. Records show us that people have been getting married for as long as the earliest recorded history. There are many benefits for couples who have a successful marriage. When a marriage begins to fail it is usually due to a couple's inability to communicate, lack of a common goal, or a trust vs....   [tags: essays research papers] 966 words
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Divorce and the Decline of Morality - As America's divorce rate continues to skyrocket, it seems that morality continues to plummet. Approximately sixty-five percent of all marriages in America end in divorce, and this number does not seem to be declining any time soon. Are we creating a new generation "Y" of single parents. Is a broken home the wave of the future. If Americans don't get a grip on morality, this will surely be the case. It is not possible to pinpoint exactly why America's divorce rate is so high, much higher than that of previous decades....   [tags: Giving up on Marriage]
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Divorce Should Wait - When was the first time you have ever heard the word Divorce. Most of us have heard this accursed word at least once by the time we were five. Some however have experienced it firsthand. Those children don’t get a chance to live normally with both parents, so if you have ever wondered what it would be like to live with only one parent then think of what others your age have gone through. There’s a very high chance that there is at least one or two people near you who have been though one. Ask them and find out if they are willing to tell you....   [tags: Family Relationships]
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The Negative Effect of Divorce on Children - The Negative Effect of Divorce on Children Divorce has a negative effect on the psychological and social aspects of our children, which may appear instantly or not come to the surface for years. This is why I think that divorce should only be a last resort and not rushed into even by couples with the most troubled marriages. The only acceptable reason for someone rushing into divorce is if they or their children are in danger. I believe that marriage is a commitment not to be taken lightly and disregarded at the first bump in the road especially when there are children involved....   [tags: Psychology ] 955 words
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Divorce - From Heaven to Hell - Divorce - From Heaven to Hell According to recent statistics, there are more divorces now than ever before. At the rate things are going, the divorce rate may soon surpass the marriage rate. There are many reasons for such a high divorce rate, but one of the main ones is that people do not realize what they are getting themselves into when they marry. Couples do not realize that marriage is a job that must be worked at continuously in order for it to go well. Because many couples marry for the wrong reasons, a breakdown in communication results, which leads to a couple's growing apart....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 882 words
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Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce - 1.0 Introduction Cohabitation is and has been a norm in almost all societies in the world. It has been perceived as the stepping stone to marriage by the modern generation. In Whitman, (2003), cohabitation has grown so widely that there is one cohabiting couple out of 7 marriages in 2010 as compared to 1 out of 90 marriages in 1960. According to her, the attitude towards the whole of marriage institution has changed drastically over time. In the same article, currently in the US, of 3 single women, 1 chooses to live with their partners before marriage as compared to the 1950’s where only 1 out of 10 chooses so....   [tags: Sociology]
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Moving Forward as a Child of Divorce - At seven years old, my parents sat me down on our antique white couch, tears in their eyes. “William, Susan,” they said, addressing my brother and me; “we’re getting a divorce.” For the past ten years, this one announcement has spun my life to an immeasurable degree. My father was determined to stay with us, but after an attempt to stay in the house did not fare well, he was forced to move out to nearby Chicago. By the time I entered middle school, he had moved back, into an apartment down the street; but by high school, he lived with my then-new stepmother, a two-hour plane ride away in the great borough of Manhattan, New York City—and an entirely new world....   [tags: atheism, personal narrative, manhattan] 838 words
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From their perspective: Children dealing with divorce - The decision between a husband and wife to end their marriage due to irreconcilable differences has become an issue of epidemic proportions in the world today. Divorce is affecting people of all ages from the oldest to the youngest, tearing families apart. While the husband and wife getting the divorce are putting an end to what many of them once thought would be the best thing that would ever happened to them, it is their children who reap the most severe consequences. Children who were once looked after by both parents must adjust to living with one parent or moving back and forth between the two along with numerous other adjustments....   [tags: Social Issues, Research, Zinsmeister] 1627 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce - Cause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce “Bible Belt Couples ‘Put Asunder’ More,” the New York Times proclaimed on May 21 of this year: “The divorce rate in many parts of the Bible Belt is roughly 50% above the national average.” So much for the notion that secularism is to blame for the decline of traditional families, among other frequently lamented social ills. Apparently, in a least a few states, the divorce rate correlates to an excess of piety, not the absence of it. What do we make of this amusing correlation....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 724 words
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What About the Children? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce - ... Caused by the fear of being separated from the parent taking care of him/her, children become overly clingy towards that parent. Anxiety in children going through a parent’s divorce is frequently unnoticed. Occasionally, children don’t know how to express their feelings, and hence their simple actions should tell what children are going through. Alienation is the initial indication of languor in many children that are experiencing a parent’s divorce. As Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D. points out in “Parenting After Divorce; Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs”, when parents are having constantly altercations with each other after separation, children become alienated from one of...   [tags: Judith S. Wallerstein]
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Divorce in the State of Missouri - What is divorce. Divorce is when a husband and a wife are married and they decide they can not live with each other any longer. The two people that are getting the divorce have to go to the courthouse and sign legal documents to get the divorce. I will be talking about how divorce affects the children, why a husband and wife decide to get a divorce, and also all the types of divorces there are in the world. Some kids do not want their parents to get divorce because they would feel like they are being left by the parent that is leaving the home....   [tags: Divorce] 1190 words
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Causes of Divorce and the Impact of Divorce on Children - ... According to MSN Living, fifty-six percent of exes that were surveyed claimed their split was caused by the constant day to day arguments. Instead of trying to understand what the arguments were about and why the spouse is having complaints, each spouse was trying to establish a point to why they were right and the other was wrong. In order to avoid arguments, it is important for both the spouses to take the initiatives to better themselves based off of what the spouse has complaints of. In this case, both spouses should make an effort to calm down and understand each other’s viewpoints, even if there is some sort of disagreement....   [tags: cause of divorce, financial stability]
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The Effect of Money on Frequency of Divorce - Missing Figures INTRODUCTION Despite the fact that divorce is discussed in almost any sociology or anthropology book, no unified explanations for family instability are available. Levinson and Malone (1980: 69) state that "anthropologists have offered little in the way of trustworthy, universal explanations for divorce." The differences in cultures, traditions, and practices among societies make it almost impossible to offer general explanations for family instability. The widely held belief is that when a significant amount of money or property is exchanged, the marriage is more stable....   [tags: Marriage Divorce]
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The Effects of Divorce on Children - Divorce is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, significantly affecting children’s well-being. It radically changes their future causing detrimental effects. According to (Julio Cáceres-Delpiano and Eugenio Giolito, 2008) nearly 50% of marriages end with divorce. 90% of children who lived in the USA in the 1960s stayed with their own biological parents, whereas today it makes up only 40% (Hetherington, E. Mavis, and Margaret Stanley-Hagan, 1999). Such an unfavorable problem has been increasing, because in 1969, the legislation of California State changed the divorce laws, where spouses could leave without providing causes (Child Study Center, 2001)....   [tags: Impact of Divorce on Children and Adolescents]
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Effects of Divorce on Children - The Effects of Divorce on Children The statistics for divorce in the 1990's suggest that nearly sixty percent of marriages end in divorce. Given this startling figure, the presumption can be made that many children will experience some effects caused by the life-changing event called divorce. What is it exactly about divorce that causes negative consequences for these children. In what ways will these children be affected. Will these effects show outwardly. The unsettling fact is: young children of divorced parents face great psychological challenges due to the environmental conditions and changes associated with divorce (Wolchik and Karoly 45)....   [tags: Divorce Marriage Psychology Essays]
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Overview of Divorce in Canada - Introduction A century ago, divorce was nearly non-existent due to the cultural and religious pressures placed upon married couples. Though over time Canadians have generally become more tolerate of what was once considered ‘mortal sin’, marital separation and divorce still remain very taboo topics in society. Political leaders are frowned upon when their marriages’ crumble, religions isolate and shun those who break their martial vows and people continue to look down on those who proceed to legally separate their households....   [tags: social issues, divorce]
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The Reality of Divorce in American Society - The Reality of Divorce in American Society As with most life transitions, divorce can be liberating, depressing, frustrating, or traumatic to any person who experiences it. Perhaps the most painful part on the process of divorce is when the children get involved and when they all get trapped in the situation. These children may suffer significant losses in their lives and unless the situation can be handled in a civil manner, they will become prone to the psychological torment that could affect them for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Divorce Marriage Relationships Essays] 1258 words
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Trends of Marriage and Divorce - Marriage is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the world. Its status has changed drastically over the years, and in the last few decades alone has gone from being a social expectation to simply an option for most people. In the 1920s, marriage was generally considered an expectation for all young women, lest they dry up like cacti before they bore children. Today, marriage is generally recognized as a commitment that may satisfy some, though many choose to forgo the process. The differences between the cultural perception of marriage in the “Roaring Twenties” compared to today have manifested themselves in many different ways....   [tags: Marriage History, Divorce Rates]
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Children and How They are Affected by Divorce - Children and How They are Affected by Divorce            In years past, the American Dream for most young girls’ is to grow up and be married to Prince Charming and to “Live Happily Ever After!” Although this may be expected - it is rarely fulfilled. Marriage is the legal and binding union between a man and woman. Yet when couples marry, they vow to stay by their partner’s side ‘till death do us part.’ Currently that vow seems to have little or no value in today’s society. The current statistics for survival of marriage are quite grim....   [tags: Cause Effect Divorce Marriage Essays]
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The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis - The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author George MacDonald, Lewis' heavenly guide, says, “They may not be rejecting the truth of heaven now....   [tags: The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis Essays] 1264 words
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Children from Divorced Families - Divorce rates in America are around 50 percent. More than half of these divorces involve children under 18. Therefore about 40 percent of children in the world will be affected by divorce. About one in three children will live in a household that involves a step parent. (SandfordM. Portnoy) Though its controversial, children that are affected by divorce will develop some kind of psycological condition. Academic,behavior and even health all play a factor in divorce. It is also controversial on how long these conditions will last in children....   [tags: divorce, parenting, ] 968 words
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Adults and Divorce - Introduction There has been reduction in available job opportunities as the global population continues to rise year-after-after, and there has been lack of communication and increase in stress between the spouses who decide to culminate their holy marriage by filing for divorce in the judicial courts. It is shocking to learn that out of a population of 1,000 people, there are 6.4 marriages and 3.4 divorces, which means that 50% of marriages in the United States of America result into a divorce (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010)....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Divorces Have Negative Effects on Children - Introduction In our nation divorce is a big part of life. Divorce is the legal dissolution of marriage or the termination of an existing relationship or union. Divorce starts with two adults but always ends up impacting the children in the biggest way. Sons and daughters of divorce often feel confused and abandoned, lose their family structure, and experience identity crisis. Many parents never bother to think of how divorce will affect their children. Children are impacted by divorce in multiple ways....   [tags: Divorce Hurts Children]
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Divorce in Okahoma - Usually the thought of marriage comes with a connotation of spending forever with a special person, however, today divorce is at an all time high. Oklahoma in particular has a higher than average divorce rate. With divorce affecting all aspects of life, there is a significant effort to reduce these numbers. Everything should be done to educate couples and reduce the divorce rate in Oklahoma. The human race began the practice of marriage in the time of the Egyptians. At this time marriage was about inheritance and property....   [tags: social issues, true love]
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Concepts of Divorce - Concepts of Divorce Is marriage no more than the result of voluntary agreements between two private individuals. Is the lack of detail concerning marriage arrangements causing all the divorce debates. Does divorce cause problems or solve them. Why is marriage such a religious experience and divorce such a legal experience. Why do marriages take place under the eyes of God while divorces take place under the eyes of the law. I believe that it was because of my parents' divorce that I have chosen to tackle such a controversial topic....   [tags: Papers] 1811 words
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Divorce and the Bible - The law defines divorce as ¡§a legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii. ``from the bond of matrimony.' (b) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or thoro), ``from bed board.'¡¨ Does this definition follow that of the Bible. Mark 10:1-12¡X ¡¥Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 words
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Divorce in China - Divorce in China Impact of socio-economic changes on the divorce in China China has been undergoing number of social and economic changes throughout its communist history. There is no doubt that these socio-economic changes have influenced the society both positively and negatively. The most two significant changes of all would be the Cultural Revolution which took place during 1960s and the economic transition to the market economy, which has been in effect since 1980s. In this research paper I will focus on the impacts of the ongoing socio-economic changes on what is called a “traditional” family in China....   [tags: Cultural Sociology Economics Essays Marriage Love]
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Divorce Issues - Divorce Issues Divorce is an epidemic that draws no boundaries between any particular race, ethnicity, or class. Although there is no group exempt from the possibility and reality of divorce, there are certain noticeable trends among specific groups and classifications of people whom are directly affected by divorced. Statistics show that twenty-five percent of all married couples whose ages range from eighteen to forty will experience the devastating reality of divorce (Wallerstein 295)....   [tags: Papers] 1571 words
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The Consequences of Divorce - I find the topic of divorce not to be as dichotomous as some might see. I acknowledge the requisites required to define, and those existent to allow the reprehensible in the institution of marriage, as un-debated. There are many factors and premises that the pros or cons of marriage could be argued on, so I will have to pick one. I will argue against taking the action of divorce as anything but a last resort as detrimental to solving some of the few underlying tensions that contribute to its dilemma....   [tags: Arguments on Marriage] 1148 words
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Divorce or Annulment - In the failure of marriage, most couples nowadays prefer to have a divorce or annulment. For them, separation is a lot easier than forcing a relationship to work. However, the consequences of divorce appear to have greater impacts on children and not just on the couple. The custody of the children is usually brought into court settlements to determine which party, whether the mother’s or the father’s, qualifies for custody. In this regard, lawyers require help from mental health experts who would make evaluations of both parties....   [tags: Social Issues, Custody of the Children] 2021 words
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Marital Breakdown and Divorce - Marital Breakdown and Divorce Over the last 40 years, sociological research has provided statistics suggesting a significant increase in the number of marriages ending in divorce. In this essay I aim to justify this increase and explain why statistics may give a misleading picture. The way I have decided to structure this essay is firstly to look at a brief history of the laws governing divorce over the last century, then to discuss the statistics and finally to conclude with possible reasons and feasible explanations as to why there has been such an increase....   [tags: Papers] 1097 words
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The Effect of Divorce on Children - The Effect of Divorce on Children Divorce, once uncommon in our society, is now becoming more and more frequent, disrupting our children's state of well-being. Some children of divorced families have long-term behavior problems such as depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, acting out, and difficulties with intimate relationships. Children with divorced or divorcing parents often have a sense of abandonment, because their parents become too preoccupied with their own psychological, social, and economic distress that they forget about their kids....   [tags: Papers Marriage Cause Kids Essays]
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Effects of Divorce on a Child - Divorce is a very common word in today's society. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, "divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage or a complete or radical severance of closely connected things"(Pickett, 2000). This dissolution of marriage has increased very rapidly in the past fifty years. In 1950 the ratio of divorce to marriage was one in every four; in 1977 that statistic became one in two. Currently one in every two first marriages results in divorce. In second marriages that figure is considerably higher, with a 67% average (National Vital Statistics Report, 2001)....   [tags: Psychology] 1448 words
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Divorce in American Society - Divorce in American Society Whatever happened to the picture that perfect traditional families portrayed. Television has had such an influence over us when we begin wishing we had families like the ones we see on Little House on the Prairie and The Brady Bunch. Families who work together, support one another, and seem to have all of life's problems figured out. The media is catching up to society and showing more single-family sitcoms with down to earth family relationships such as Blossom, Sinbad and Married with Children....   [tags: Papers] 1349 words
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Children of Divorce: The Negative Consequences - An analysis of the divorce process shows that post divorce, not only do the parents, but the children ultimately suffer negatively from the consequences of the situation at large. Each year over 1 million American children suffer the divorce of their parents, and over 50% of marriages will end up in divorce (Heritage). It not only takes months, but sometimes even years for some children to get back onto a healthy track with their families. The perfect American family, it’s portrayed everywhere. It’s portrayed in magazines, posters, on billboards, and even in some TV shows....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Impact of Parental Divorce on a Child - The Impact of Parental Divorce on a Child Divorce has increased dramatically since the beginning of this century. Unfortunately, the probability that a marriage will today end in a divorce is a whopping 50 percent. Also, the average duration of a marriage has decreased from 17 years in 1971 to just over 9 years in 1990 (Halonen & Santrock, 1997). Halonen & Santrock claim that although divorce has risen for all socioeconomic groups, those in disadvantaged circumstances have a higher incidence of divorce....   [tags: Papers] 1627 words
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The Causes And Effects Of Divorce - For thousands of years until present day, the best way to officially be the partner of someone is marriage. People have been practicing marriage for a long time. It is the best act to celebrate the love of one couple until death tears them apart. However, people do not manage to keep the marriage promise forever. This situation leads to the phenomenon called divorce, which unfortunately is becoming more common than ever before, and it is drastically bringing new effects in the lives of those individuals involved....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Effect of Divorce on Children - The Effect of Divorce on Children Works Cited Missing Divorce is always a traumatic experience in a person's life, especially a child's. When parents divorce, children are not always considered during the settlement. This omission can lead to problems with the child's perception of daily life. The impact divorce has on a family is more prominent to the children of the family than the parents. As a child, there are many situations that affect a view, memory, opinion, or attitude....   [tags: Sociology Parenting Kids Essays] 2097 words
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The True Causes of Divorce - The True Causes of Divorce The 'fact' that money causes more divorces than any other factor is repeated in books, magazines and Web sites of all stripes. Jan Andersen, associate professor at CSU Sacramento, had heard the conventional wisdom, too. Far from being a skeptic, he wanted to prove the link when he wrote his doctoral dissertation on the subject at Utah State University. Andersen had long taught courses in personal finance and, as the child of divorce himself, liked the idea that improving people's money skills could help their marriages....   [tags: Relationships Cause Effect Essays Marriage] 991 words
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Life After Divorce - Do you ever plan on getting married one day in the near future. Most will answer yes, well if you do it wouldn’t hurt you to know that the divorce rate is over 50 %. Marriage, sacred by religion and respected by older generations, doesn’t always last forever, within the last fifty years the divorce rate has increased by more than half of all marriages ending in divorce. There is many factors as to why two people divorce and its effects on the adults and children in the family. In my opinion the top three effects of divorce are former lovers losing feelings, economic troubles, and love issues....   [tags: social issues, biological parents]
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Main Causes of Divorce - People in America are determined to get married and live together. Married couples want to share everything and depend on each other. However, fifty percent of these couples cannot seem to fulfill their marriage vows. As a result, they choose to get a divorce. Divorce is very easy to do nowadays unlike the past. Statistics show that the four main causes of divorce are: financial difficulty, women are more independent, infidelity, and couples are getting married at a young age. The number one cause for divorce is financial difficulty, before a couple enters a marriage they have their own bills and spending habits, they do not need to consult anyone about their money....   [tags: Sociology Marriage]
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White People's Perceptions on Divorce - White People's Perceptions on Divorce "White people's perceptions on divorce differ from those of Asian origin." From living in a multi- cultural community it has become apparent to me through my experiences that divorce has become more socially acceptable amongst white people then Asian people. I want to test and explore possible reasons behind these evident changes in attitudes. I would also like to investigate the impact factors like secularisation and legislation have had on Asian perceptions of divorce....   [tags: Papers] 1106 words
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Leading Causes of a Divorce Nation - ... Changes brought on by the spouse such as career changes, relocating, financial hardships, will sometimes prove too difficult for a spouse to adapt. The spouse then decides to divorce and believe they will be better off on their own. Marriages experiencing unsolved problems due to poor problem solving skills are imminent for divorce. Problem solving is a learned skill. As children we watch and learn how our own parents and other role models would problem solve. We then apply the learned behavior at school and other social functions while growing up....   [tags: separation, marriage,ncfmr]
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Marriage and Divorce Rates - How does Divorce affect the well-being of Children. Divorce is “the ending of a marriage by a legal process”, (Merriam-Webster.com, 2012). Divorce is sadly commonplace in our society today. Over time, much like erosion in nature, a sequence of events or constant conflict eats away at the fabric of marriage. “In many cases it is preceded by a lengthy period of conflict between spouses. It is reasonable to expect that when this predisposition conflict, and the corresponding emotional upset on the part of the parents, may cause problems for children” (Furstenberg & Cherlin, 1991, p....   [tags: marriage, process, children]
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Divorce is An American Family Tragedy - In America today, one of our main life goals is to marry the person we fall in love with, live happily ever after, and skip gleefully away to live the American dream. In most cases, after marriage then comes children which starts a family. This has been a part of human nature since the beginning. Marriage and family are the backbone of our culture. Families need each other for support, dependence, learning, love, encouragement, and ultimately survival. Parents are the ones that supply these needs, meanwhile supplying their own needs by depending on each other for love and support....   [tags: Informative Essays Families Marriage Love Papers] 1861 words
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Divorce is a Life Changing Experience - Divorce: a personal life changing experience      With this ring I thee wed…. For better or worse, for richer or poorer…. Traditionally, two people speak these words on their wedding day, the day that two become one, the day that two people begin a life together and share an unbreakable union. This may be so in some cases but not all. Divorce among Americans is rampant. In society today divorces are as common as marriages themselves. Couples meet, date, fall in love, marry, and have children and then one day: Wham....   [tags: essays research papers] 1250 words
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Anthrapology: Marriage and Divorce - ... Furthermore, we see in the Scriptures the spiritual significance of this reflection, in that marriage points beyond itself to the total unity of husband and wife; symbolizing the covenant-unity between God and His people and Christ and His church. What I told them was, as Christians, they need to realize that marriage is an exclusive relationship in the total unity of two persons – physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually – and is comprehended by the term “one flesh;” eliminating all “other options.” Tom and Jane absorbed into their thinking the cultural distortion the Pharisees had when they asked Jesus, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” That essentially w...   [tags: god, jesus, bible]
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Children Affected By Divorce - CHILDREN AFFECTED BY DIVORCE & PROTECTING THEIR BEST INTERESTS On the 11th of June, 1996, the Family Law Reform Act 1995 came into effect amending certain sections of the Family Law Act 1975, in particular, those relating to the care of children involved in divorce situations. The object of these amendments, according to the new act, was to ensure two things. Firstly, “that the children may receive adequate and proper parenting to help them achieve their full potential,” and secondly, “to ensure that parents fulfil their duties, and meet their responsibilities, concerning the care, welfare and development of their children.” These recent amendments are clearly a positive step forward...   [tags: essays research papers] 1622 words
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The Effects of Divorce on a Family's Well Being - The Effects of Divorce on a Family's Well Being Works Cited Not Included Boy meets girl. Girl and boy fall in love and get married. Girl and boy have children and life could not possibly get any better. Many years later: Boy and girl start to notice something different in their relationship, something wrong. They decide that their relationship is over, whether they’re both happy with that decision or not and they divorce. Boy and girl’s children see them divorce. Children process the divorce in different ways, and it stays with them for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Marriage, Family Values] 2436 words
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The High Divorce Rate in the United States - The High Divorce Rate in the United States Marriage is a commitment that seems to be getting harder to keep. The social standards placed on an individual by society and influenced by the media inevitably lead some to consider divorce as a “quick-fix” option. “Have it your way” has become a motto in the United States. It has become a country without any consideration of the psychological effects of marriage and divorce. The overwhelmingly high divorce rate is caused by a lack of moral beliefs and marital expectations....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Factors Promoting Higher Divorce Rates - The traditional family clan that we are all acquainted with, the father, the mother and their offspring, has been consistently losing ground, in fact, the tendency does not appear to slow down, in other words, it is hastening to extinction. Data from the Bureau of Census Statistical Abstract of the United States published that in 1890 the ratio divorce to marriage was one divorce for every 18 marriages. More than 100 years later, in 2005, the divorce rate had impressively incremented to an astounding rate of one divorce for every 2.1 marriages....   [tags: Sociology]
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Income Discrepancy as a Driving Factor for Divorce - The majority of the people on this earth choose to believe once they find their soul mate, they will be able to share a long and happy marriage, “until death do [they] part.” This belief amounts to only a simple myth, as more and more couples file for divorce each year. It is ironic how a man can find the love of his life, his source of the ultimate currency, but is forced to a dead end due to external struggles. In Happier, author Ben-Shahar discusses “the mistaken notion that finding love guarantees eternal bliss leads partners to neglect the journey – the day-to-day issues, activities, and events that shape the relationship” (Ben-Shahar, 121)....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Effects of divorce on elementary-school aged children - In America, divorce rates are at an all time high. A divorce between the parents of elementary students can be devastating in a young child’s life. Divorce causes stress for children not only at home, but also at school. Children of divorced or separated parents often have to commute between houses. Not only do they have to deal with the pain of parents separating, they also may feel as if they caused their parent’s problems. Parental divorce has negative effects on children’s academic achievement, social life and success in their lifetime, specifically for elementary school students (Neighbor, 1992; Tucker, Friedman, Schwartz, Criqui, Tomlinson-Keasey, Wingard, & Martin, 1997; Kinard & Rein...   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Education]
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Divorce Impacts a Child Emotionally, Mentally and Academically - Divorce Impacts a Child Emotionally, Mentally and Academically Over 60 percent of couples seeking a divorce have children still living at home. ( 6) What some parents don’t realize when they file for a divorce is the great impact that it will have on their kids. Divorce affects children in many ways. It affects kids emotionally and causes them to experience feelings such as fear, loss, anger and confusion. Divorce also hurts a child’s academic achievement. Children whose parents divorce generally have poorer scores on tests and a higher dropout rate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Divorcing Essays]
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Effects of Extramarital Affairs with Divorce on Middle Aged Women - I interviewed Ann (pseudonym), who is a middle-aged woman who is a mother of three and has always been a happy, loving, and positive human being. However when I knew that I was going to interview her, I instantly knew that I was going to focus on the topic of how extramarital affairs (emotional and or sexual relationship a spouse has outside of their relationship) and divorce affects middle aged women. I chose this topic as the effects it has on a woman can be life-changing and can result in them becoming an entirely different person, and in the case of Ann it couldn’t be any more apparent....   [tags: Psychology]
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Family Law - ... Whereas under a no-fault divorce system, a couple that has reached a mutual agreement that their marriage has ended, can separate with some dignity and hassle free without a two-year wait rendering that requirement needless. In such situations, a no-fault divorce would be ideal, however since England and Wales follows a fault based system, the only method to speed up the divorce would be proving that one party is at fault in a petition on the grounds of adultery or unreasonable behaviour. Cases involving children in particular can be distressing and the length of time consumed in the painful process can have a detrimental impact on the children....   [tags: no-fault divorce, marriage, court]
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Family Psychology - Psychology has long been concerned with the family and its influence in the lives of individuals. What happens in families would appear to be of importance to those who work within the field of psychology. This essay will give an overview of divorce as one of the major factors that can impact a family. It is believed that this information can be of use to those who are interested in the well being of families. “Currently, within the United States, there are now about a million divorces a year with nearly 50% of marriages ending in divorce” (Markman, Stanley, & Blumberg, 1994)....   [tags: Effects of Divorce, Severe Trauma]
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The Good Divorce - January 1st I packed myself my 2 year old daughter and most of our belongings into a new home. I never would have guessed that in approximately two and a half years I would have been getting a divorce from the person who I had been so in love with just a few years earlier. Someone who I had built a home with, someone who I had spent the last 7 years of my life with had a child and raised a step child as my own with. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but I felt a sense of relief, hope, and optimism....   [tags: No-Fault Divorce]
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Divorce in the United States - Divorce in the United States Divorce involves the recognition that a marriage has hopelessly failed and that at least one of the partners has no desire to continue the marital relationship. Divorce legally dissolves a marriage, and permits the partners to remarry if they choose. Divorce differs from an annulment, which declares a marriage invalid because of some flaw in the contract. The early American settlers brought with them three different views on divorce: 1) the Roman Catholic view that marriage was a sacrament and that there could be no divorce; 2) the English view that divorce was a legislative matter; and 3) the Protestant view that marriage and divorce were secular matters...   [tags: Divorce Marriage Relationships Essays]
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The Effects of Divorce on Children - Introduction In America, about one in every two marriages will end in divorce. Around 60% of those divorcing couples have children. (Cherlin, 2012). Half of the marriages in America end in divorce, and more than half of those couples have children, which means that about every other divorce that is filed in America, a child is impacted. Between 850,000 and 950,000 divorces occur each year. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC., 2014). Given that roughly 60% of those divorcing couples have at least one child, at least 510,000 children are affected a year....   [tags: Divorce and Adolescent Depression]
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The Period of Iddat in Islamic Divorce - When a man and a woman marry each other, it is their utmost wish to remain in this relation of wedlock forever. They are desirous of the fact that the change in times not change their commitment to each other and only death separate them in this world. But then, sometimes there does arise a situation when part they must. Differences become so pronounced that it becomes necessary to sever this relationship. If such circumstances do befall that a husband and wife must separate permanently, Islam lays down a specific procedure for this separation....   [tags: Iddat, Islam, religion, divorce, ] 1814 words
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The Divorce Rate and Women in the Workplace - The Divorce Rate and Women in the Workplace Marriage Most ancient societies needed a source environment for the upholding of the species and a system of rules to handle the granting of property rights. The institution of marriage handled both of these needs. Some varieties of marriage are Polygamy- one man, several wives or one woman, several husbands. Polygyny- one man, several wives. Polyandry- one woman, several husbands. Endogamy- requirement to marry someone who belongs to his or her own group....   [tags: Divorce Society Marriage Essays Papers]
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Divorce: How Hard should it be to Obtain? - Divorce is a word that everyone knows very well, no matter what the age. These days, everyone knows at least one person that has either been in a divorce or whose parents are divorced. Today, about 50% of all marriages end in divorce('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). Between the time that half of those couples get married and divorced, many of them had children. By 2004, "one in four children lived in single-parent homes"('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). After the divorce, not only are the adults hurting, but the children are also....   [tags: social issues, no-fault divorce]
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The Effect of Divorce on Children's Learning and Behavior - The Effect of Divorce on Children's Learning and Behavior The effect of divorce on children?s learning and behavior is a major problem in today's society. Everyday, children everywhere deal with this issue. Nowhere is this displayed more prevalently than in our schools. Divorce hurts children more than parents realize. By the time they turn 18, approximately fifty to sixty percent of all children in the United States have been affected by divorce (Miller, 1). Divorce-related problems (e.g., visitation, child support, parental custody) can be ongoing sources of stress to children, even up to eight years after the initial separation....   [tags: Divorce Kids Marriage Psychology Essays]
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How a Divorce Can Affect a Child's Life - ... To actually see and go through a divorce is very stressful. On the other hand those children who have never experienced transition are less likely to divorce because they may have more faith in themselves unlike a child who has witnessed/been through divorce. A child without transition may have the same dreams and wishes as a child with transition though many of the child’s choices and reflected on the history of their parents. On the other hand, children who have never experienced divorced parents; rarely is a divorce an option....   [tags: divorce, marriage, family issues]
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How Divorce is Affecting the American Culture - The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. There are many areas in which divorce has a negative effect in the life of a child or an adult. Many of these effects also directly correlate to the effect on a society. However, there is hope....   [tags: Divorce, American Culture, USA, marriage, children]
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The Reality of Divorce - Divorce rates have risen dramatically over the past few decades. Married couples separate, and, although it is more difficult for some, they move on, with no strings attached. Is it possible for the children of those couples to move on so easily. Some may believe that everyone involved in the divorce will eventually recover. This belief is misguided. Children who suffer through their parents’ divorce experience emotional and behavioral problems as well as “sleeper” effects that may break out later on in their lives....   [tags: marriage, children, sleeper effects, family]
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