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The Impact of Divorce on Children - In the United States today, we live in a society that has perhaps one of the highest rates of divorce amongst all other industrial nations at a rate averaging around 40 to 50 percent. Of that staggering rate of divorce, 60 percent of those involve children. Because of this, more than one million children go through their parents’ divorce each year. Now, during this time of divorce a great focus seems to be drawn between the adults, but at what point should we wonder about the children. What changes and potential consequences are thrust upon the child forced to go through what might be considered an extremely demanding ordeal such as his/her parents’ divorce....   [tags: divorce] 791 words
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Divorce and Christianity - Screams fill the room to a point of no return, as the walls hold back the fierce fighting between the two. A young boy sits shaking in the corner not knowing what to do, or where to go as he watches the battle continue to fire, hoping this battle does not reach the point of no return. As the little boy watches on only imaging his memories of the last and hoping for the end, suddenly a loud bang fills the house and the little boy notices his father is gone once again. This same tragedy happens in many Christian homes across the world as many parents argue until the point of violence....   [tags: divorce, religion, ] 540 words
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Adolescents and Divorce - Adolescents and Divorce Adolescence is a period of turmoil and change for youngsters. During this time in their lives, adolescents experience many difficult events and are showered with all kinds of stresses. Some of these stresses include identity crisis, relationships with family members and friends, and most of all the physical changes that take place. Adolescence is a very trying time and it can be heightened when divorce is an additional problem to be dealt with. Divorce only adds to the turmoil and hardships of adolescence....   [tags: Teenagers Impact Divorce Essays]
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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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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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The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents - For the past decades, divorce has been increasing dramatically throughout the United States; it is a common issue in this society. Approximately one million children experience divorce or parental separation every year(Shinoda, Kevin Seiji, 2001, La Mirada, pg. 9). According the 2000 census data, about 28% of divorce or separated parents, have at least one children who is under age of 6(Kim Leon Jul., 2003 pg. 258). Also, slightly more than half of all divorced children are under the age of 18, and about 40% of all children will experience divorce or parental separation before reaching adulthood(Shinoda, Kevin Seiji, 2001, La Mirada, pg....   [tags: Effects Of Divorce On Adolescents]
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Use of Situational Irony in The Season of Divorce - Use of Situational Irony in The Season of Divorce          John Cheever's "The Season of Divorce" could be viewed as nothing more than a story of hopeless love, a tale of something that could never be. It is through the author’s use of tone in the story that a theme deeper than simple forbidden desire is conveyed. The situation between Ethyl and her husband, the narrator, reflects one of hidden resentment; a product of imposed societal stresses. Through the use of situational irony, Cheever gives the reader a feeling of instability and hopelessness found in a seemingly secure setting, this being a marriage of rather longstanding....   [tags: Season of Divorce Essays] 672 words
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Divorce - Divorce Have you ever had to go through the pain of a divorce. My parents divorced when I was 5 and it was really hard for me. According to the Encarta Encyclopedia, Divorce, or dissolution, as it is increasingly becoming known, a legislatively created, judicially administered process that legally terminates a marriage no longer considered viable by one or both of the spouses and that permits both to remarry. Until the divorce reform movement of the 1970s began to have an impact, the legal doctrines governing divorce could be understood only by reviewing the long history of English divorce law, which was dominated by concepts of canon law....   [tags: Papers] 1225 words
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Divorce - ... These include academic deterioration, antisocial and delinquent behaviors, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression. Early promiscuity, relationship difficulties, and illicit drug use are also noted. Other studies correlate resiliency in adulthood as one product of living in a conflictual family system”(Rich et al., 2007 p.164). The effects of divorce vary depending on the situation and the child. “Hess and Camara found that many children of divorce suffer severe emotional consequences such as depression, anger, anxiety, and withdrawal, any of which, if prolonged, can have a negative impact on the child’s overall emotional development....   [tags: Psychology, Emotional Issues] 1437 words
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Divorce - ... Also, another reason people say that children feel their lives are going to change, is due to the fact that they feel like they have to grow up quicker than other kids their age. In the opposing side of the article by Elizabeth Marquardt she states their “being forced to grow up more quickly than one’s peers” (60). In some ways this is true but, on the other hand this is not always a bad affect on children. Divorce can actually have a positive affect on some by showing them how to be strong and that they can get over obstacles since more will come their way in life....   [tags: Social Issues, Children] 1800 words
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Divorce - Divorce 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....   [tags: Papers]
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Divorce - The number of children who were living with only one of their biological parents from 1900 to 1972 increased by 700%. Can we call this beneficial on the child's maturing and mental stability and development. Between 1970 and 1996 the proportion of children under 18 living with only one of their parents grew from 12% to 28%. While the percentage of children living with both parents declined from 85% to 68%. As this century has passed, more and more divorces are taking place at an increased rate each year, and while it may be hard on the parents, it's detrimental to so many children....   [tags: essays research papers] 931 words
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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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Making Children A Priority - One of the worst things you could say to your child or children about divorce or separation is that it is the other’s fault, with Mom placing the blame on Dad, or vice versa. When a couple decides to divorce, it is the end of their relationship, and while each partner may go their separate way, when there are children involved it becomes an entirely different situation. While the parents may be divorcing each other, they are not divorcing their kids, and both parents still have an obligation to their children....   [tags: Divorce] 529 words
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Issues in Divorce - During the Medieval times, when the Catholic Church was as influential as it has ever been, marriages very rarely ended up in divorce. There were many married couples who would end up separated and live apart, but due to the rules of many religions, very few actually went through and became divorced. In present times, things are very different. Divorce rates have continued to climb through the centuries as religion has had less of a pull on people’s lives. More and more couples have entered into marriages that simply could not last for the long-term....   [tags: Family Relationships]
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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 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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Jewish Divorce - Although changes have been made to Jewish divorce laws, women are continually being mistreated when dealing with the issues of divorce. In biblical times, there were no assurances that women would be protected when faced with a man who wanted a divorce. Furthermore, women were not allowed to initiate the process by asking for one. As time went on, it was recognized that women needed to be somewhat shielded from actions that her husband could take, which she had no control over. Rabbinic law made four major changes to help the plight of women regarding divorce (Biale p.5)....   [tags: essays research papers] 928 words
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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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Marriage and Divorce - Marriage and Divorce Marriage and divorce may be approached in differing ways by a couple according to the vows and rituals they undertake prior to, during and after the wedding ceremony. Marriage like family is an institution for all regardless of religious convictions. The basis of a marriage varies in different cultures; in the West...romantic love, while in other cultures, marriages are arranged by parents for political, financial and cultural reasons. In the Western world, the Christian and Jewish communities consider monogamous relationships, those that occur between a male and a female, acceptable....   [tags: Papers] 2077 words
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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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Divorce - Cause and Effect - Divorce Cause and Effect In today’s society, divorce is more the norm than ever before. Forty percent of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce defined by Webster is the action or an instance of legally dissolving a marriage [1]. Divorce itself is both a cause and an effect. Some of the causes of divorce include the lack of money, sexual indiscretion and the ease of getting a divorce. These are some of the most common causes of divorce. Further, the effects of a divorce seem insurmountable when comparing the grief it causes on both parties....   [tags: Cause and Effect]
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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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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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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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Divorce's Devastating Impact - ... The quality of the relationship with each of the parents before the separation, the intensity and duration of the parental conflict and the parents focus on the needs of the children in the divorce shapes how the child ends up [2]. Preschool and younger aged children will often react confused to a divorce, because of their limited cognitive abilities. “They lack the coping skills necessary to deal with all the changes associated with divorce, which place them at risk of having more adjustment problems than an older child” [1]....   [tags: Family Issues]
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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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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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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 Effects Of Divorce on Students - The Effects Of Divorce on Students How significant is the impact of divorce on children. There have been studies that show that divorce has a negative effect on children. The impact on a child's life often varies depending on the type of divorce and the age of the child during the divorce. The influence of a separation normally effects a child's learning and behavior skills. For a young child the concept of divorce is something that creates many misconceptions. Children do not understand the true meaning or reasoning behind why their parents would ever want to be separated....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Cause and Effect of Divorce - Cause and Effect of Divorce “DIVORCE” – Just the sound of such word in any married couple or children’s ear can cause great agony that can even become terminal. Research and personal experience, has proven that in today's society, divorce is more common amongst newlyweds. Since 2009 the rate of divorce has increased to approximately forty percent, There are three out of every ten marriage that ends up in divorce before it reaches the stage of maturity, and the most prevalent results are – lack of communication and infidelity....   [tags: Family Relationships] 523 words
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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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The Effects of Divorce on Children - ... It can be determined by tone of voice, approach and communication with parents. Limited interaction between one of the parents could contribute to disturbance in bonding between them. Children whose age is between two and five (preschoolers) years know (?) extremely little about the divorce, but they are able to understand that extensive life has altered. During that period of life, children start to become curious and ask about everything what they are interested in. (exasperation). According to (Ellington C, 2003), the effects of divorce in this range of years cause detrimental outcomes, since they are not fully aware of what is happening....   [tags: Psychology ]
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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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The Effects of Divorce on Young Children - The Effects of Divorce on Young Children The statistics for divorce in the 1990's suggest that nearly sixty percent of marriages end in divorce. Given this startling figure, the assumption 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 effected. Will these effects show outwardly. I will attempt to uncover some of the complexities surrounding these psychological questions in the following text....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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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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The Effects of Divorce on Children - ... After a child goes through the experience of having their parents break up, their self-concept changes, especially in the elementary school years. Children grow up associating themselves with their family, their homes, and their school. Thinking to themselves, "I am Jack, son of Nancy and Steve. I live in Burnsville, Minnesota, and go to school at Sky Oaks Elementary." Children define themselves not by who they are entirely, but by what is around them. When a family breaks up, and so many changes occur so quickly, the child's self-concept shatters, and they have to reevaluate everything that they believe....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Divorce and Its Effect On Children - ... Parents were initially interviewed in 1980 regarding marriage quality. Interviews later determined which marriages dissolved and the conflict levels of those that had not. In 1992 and 1997 interviews with the children of these divorced families were given to determine their physiological well-being, support systems, the quality of their intimate relationships and educational achievements compared to the children of the other families. The study found an important distinction among families of divorce....   [tags: Family Issues]
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The Effects of Divorce on Children - The Effects of Divorce on Children As a child, there are many things that affect a view, memory, opinion, or attitude. Children have many of their own daily struggles to cope with, as peer pressures are an example. As an adult, we sometimes forget what it is like to be a child dealing with some of the childhood pressures. Many parents do not realize how something like divorce could possibly affect their children as much as it does themselves. As the case may be, children are strongly affected by divorce....   [tags: Papers] 2394 words
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Effects of Divorce on the Family - Effects of Divorce on the Family Statistics of the Stepfamily Foundation suggest that about one out of every two marriages ends in divorce and more American children will most likely be living in a stepfamily situation in the year 2000. Most parents agree that a divorce of a family has a negative effect on children and stepfamilies are harder on a child's development than living in a nuclear family. Dr. Judith Wallerstein has studied 25 years of the effects of a divorce on 26 children. She concluded that in the her group study of children were generally less disciplined, had more health problems, displaced a more antisocial behavior, exhibited lower academic performance and suffered from physiological or sexual problems....   [tags: Papers] 2276 words
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Divorce is An American Family Tragedy - Divorce is An American Family Tragedy Works Cited Not Included 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....   [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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Effects of Divorce on Children - Effects of Divorce on Children Divorce has become an unquestionable remedy for the miserably married. Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Every year in the US approximately one million children experience divorce which, is about one in every three children (Amato 21). The effects of divorce can be tremendously painful for both children and adults. Children of divorce are more likely to suffer from behavioral, social, academic, and psychological problems than children raised in two-parent families....   [tags: Papers] 1307 words
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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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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 for family law because the law has recognised that the child is the only important factor in a divorce and that it is crucial that the rights of the child are protected....   [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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From their perspective: Children dealing with divorce - ... The fear that they are going to be left by not just one, but both of their parents often results in children who can not bear to be separated from their mom or dad. Young children often do not understand the reason for Dad leaving or Mom crying all the time therefore divorce just does not make sense. “For younger children, the fact that one parent has gone may generate fears that the other one might go as well. These fears may give rise to clingy behavior, waking up at night and wanting to go into the parent’s bed (Doweling & Gorell-Barnes, 1999)....   [tags: Social Issues, Research, Zinsmeister] 1627 words
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The Impact of Divorce on Children and Family Dynamics - Introduction: In the last two decades divorce has increased substantially leaving couples single and families broken. Divorce is the reality for many families as there is an increase in divorce rates, cohabitation rates, and the number of children raised in step and single marital families. Divorce cannot be overlooked as it negatively affects and impacts youngsters for the rest of their lives. Although it is the decision between two parents’s children are hurt the most in the process. The concept of divorce is extremely difficult for children to understand as there are many unanswered questions and uncertainties....   [tags: relationships, child psychology] 2065 words
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Effects of Divorce: Larger Than They Seem - Effects of Divorce: Larger Than They Seem Introduction Imagine a teenage boy, completely happy with a good life and a family that he is close to. He has his own place in the family and a set daily routine that has been in place for over a decade. Now imagine something ripping that family apart. His daily life became anything but routine. Everything changed: his living arrangements, his family’s financial situation, and his security. In America, we call that divorce. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, “One out of every two marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families include children.” “Only 42 percent of children aged 14 to 18 live in a “first marriage” family and intact two-parent married family” (The Effects of Divorce on America)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Impact of Unwanted Divorce vs. Death of a Spouse - The Impact of Unwanted Divorce vs. Death of a Spouse When someone is confronted with legal separation from the person to whom they've committed their adult life, it may seem as though their whole life is disintegrating right before their eyes, especially if they're not the one choosing the separation. The future stops existing, and only an empty present looms ahead. For some, the feelings evoked by a divorce and the issues that surround it pass relatively quickly; for others, the anguish and consequences last for years....   [tags: Papers] 1179 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Divorce Causes Problems For Children - For a child, it is very hard loosing a parent. The child's life becomes more stressful because of economic loss and the loss of a supportive parent. Since many children do not adjust well, their behavior is affected. The change is devastating for many children and it affects their entire life. Divorce of parents causes many problems and affects children negatively. The loss of a parent can cause loss in knowledge, skills, and resources from the parents. They loose such things as support from the parent in finances, emotions, and care....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 1105 words
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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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Southern Blacks and The Issue of Divorce - ... In reporting the divorce trends in this population, the Joint Center documents that this rate rose from 3% in 1950 to 11.7% in 2007. Divorce in Blacks are at an all- time high, however, still more astounding is the fact that many Blacks are choosing to remain unmarried and prefers to cohabit. As a result, Gallagher (1996) reported that Black children are only half as likely as Whites to be living in a two parent household, and are eight times more likely than white children to live with an unwed mother....   [tags: Family Issues]
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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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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 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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