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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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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 - Divorce And the impact on everyone in the household Little girls’ dreams and aspirations are to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this high standard for young girls is quite unrealistic. Not all marriages work the initial time, and more often than not, the second marriage doesn’t work. When divorce is occurring, the children can be vulnerable to various stressors, along with the parents themselves. Divorce can be troublesome, and it affects children differently depending on what stage of life they are in....   [tags: Family Issues]
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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: 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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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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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 - Divorce is becoming a worldwide phenomenon among young people, 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 1969s, the legislation of California State changed the divorce laws, where spouses could leave without providing causes (Child Study Center, 2001)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Divorce and Its Effect On Children - I. Introdution Divorce is a heavy concept that has many implications for those involved. The situation becomes even more consequential when children are considered. As divorce has become more commonplace in society, millions of children are affected by the separation of the nuclear family. How far-reaching are these effects. And is there a time when divorce is beneficial to the lives of the children. This paper will examine some of the major research and several different perspectives regarding the outcomes of divorce for the children involved, and whether it can actually be in the best interest of the kids....   [tags: Family Issues]
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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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Moving Forward as a Child of Divorce - ... My parents, both liberal atheists, struggled to fit into the culture of the town both idealistically and monetarily. I, especially in my early youth, had similar problems—in seventh grade, a girl actually called me a “godless heathen” for my lack of religion (something I thought only happened in 19th-century literature), and in eighth grade a girl accused me of being a lesbian because I vehemently supported LGBTQ rights. I was taken to a service at every church in town by parents who pitied me for my lack of religious salvation, and even once told my parents were “baby killers” because they supported Al Gore....   [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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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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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 & Reinherz, 1986)....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Education]
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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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Arguments for Delaying Marriage - ... Marriage is definitely not something to be entered into lightly, particularly when one contemplates the high cost of failure; divorce. The benefits of waiting for marriage until the late twenties or early thirties are many. The most obvious benefit of waiting is maturity. Emotional and intellectual maturity, a fundamental necessity for a successful marriage, comes with age and life experiences. A marriage entered into when one or both spouses are immature will undoubtedly suffer as the immature puts their needs ahead of their spouses, make poor decisions, and lack the ability to draw on previous life experiences to make decisions focused on their shared interests rather than their own personal interests....   [tags: Divorce Rates, Society]
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The Increase in Divorce Over the last 30 Years and Change in Women's Attitudes - The Increase in Divorce Over the last 30 Years and Change in Women's Attitudes Yes to some extent changes in women's expectations have led to high divorce rates due to many reasons. Divorce rate has changed due to society's amendments in attitudes and expectations especially in women. Sociologist argue that social expectations especially women's views in marriage have changed. Some researchers place the cause of increased divorce on higher expectations given the rates of remarriage it is not the institution of marriage or the ideology of lifelong happiness in fact life with an insufficient partner....   [tags: Papers] 679 words
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Special People in My Life - ... My mom, like all parents, differs from my dad in many ways. My mom shows her loyalty by playing the motherly role. For example, my mom goes with me when I get my hair and nails done, go shopping, girly things. She is the person I love doing these things with the most. She is my best friend I tell all my secrets too and still loves me for who I am. My mom inspires me to be the woman she is, at times this gets hard because I do not see my mom often. Like all families, we have our issues but we work through them together....   [tags: personal experience, divorce]
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Parental Alienation - ... In divorce proceedings, the purpose generally is to gain or in some cases to retain custody without the involvement of the non-custodial parent. Parental Alienation Syndrome is what occurs when the child/children are subject to this treatment. Parental Alienation Syndrome only applies when there is evidence of parental manipulation and there is no other explicable reason for the behavior toward the non-custodial parent. For example, the parent in question was, abusive to the child/children in any manner....   [tags: Divorce, Syndrome, Rejection] 731 words
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Henry VIII’s Desire for a Divorce as the Sole Cause of the English Reformation - Henry VIII’s Desire for a Divorce as the Sole Cause of the English Reformation The English reformation is widely discussed amongst historians; it was a process that saw the removal of the longstanding Papal influence and the beginnings of a new English Church. Although Henry’s divorce with Catherine of Aragon played a significant part in provoking a reformation there were other factors that lead to the creation of the English Church. Henry’s desire for a nation free of foreign religious intervention and total sovereign independence combined with a yearning of church wealth contributed significantly to the break with Rome....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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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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Divorce on children - ... Having both parents in the home gives a child a sense of security. For children divorce can be stressful, sad, and confusing at any age. While parents may be devastated or relieved by the divorce, children are invariably frightened and confused by the threat to their security. Studies show that kids are never the same emotionally after the divorce of their parents and it also in most cases affects their marital success. As many couples head to court seeking divorce, most never think of their children and how they feel about the situation....   [tags: Social issues, nation divorce]
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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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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 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 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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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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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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Divorce in Okahoma - ... Most marital problems caused by financial dilemmas can be solved with either financial or marital counseling. Another noted cause for divorce is one or both of the couple having divorced parents. One partner having divorced parents approximately doubles the risk of divorce, while if both partners have divorced parents the risk factor almost triples (Fackrell, How Common is Divorce, 43). Couples can help to reduce the effects a broken home can have on their relationship by realizing the risks and getting both premarital counseling, and, if need be, counseling throughout the marriage....   [tags: social issues, true love]
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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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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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The Consequences of Divorce - ... He also went to show that species with small sex investment that can give birth more rapidly show less competition. The Professor made a few good points I just could not shake out of my head; in considering mankind’s mating nature I noticed that competition is the same, it’s just in a social form, sex still makes babies, but we have birth control. It took me a bit of pondering to explain the affects birth control has on the issue, so I assumed the question, “What does sex investment have to do with the issue of marriage now that we can control it?.” I would answer with the behavior of man as an animal, we should coincide with what we see in nature, as a large sex investing species we should mate for life, or at least give more effort in finding our best match....   [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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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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Southern Blacks and The Issue of Divorce - I hate divorce” says the Lord God of Israel (Kings James Bible, 1996) Divorce is the legal severing of marital bonds and is on the rise in North America. In 2011, divorce in Blacks or African Americans is at an all-time high. Divorce has many implications for a society. If current trends continue, researches postulated that if African American children were not born outside of wedlock, the African American population would fail to reproduce itself and would rapidly die off. Blacks who are married live longer, are wealthier, happier, and choose healthy behaviors compared to Blacks who are divorced....   [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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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 - ... There must be certain love issues before the break up to cause the couple to divorce in the first place. One of the biggest issues are the love issues found in marriages. In many cases infidelity is the cause of divorce.“About one in five adults in monogamous relationships, or 22 percent, have cheated on their current partner.”(Weaver). In other words a lot of people get cheated on even when a serious relationship. You might think that having kids would decrease infidelity and have this statistics change but that is furthest thing from fact.ii. “Indeed, having kids is no deterrent....   [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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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 Impact of Divorce on Children - The Impact of Divorce on Children Works Cited Not Included Regardless of age, race, sex or religion, divorce has devastating, often long-term, consequences. The immediate effects of divorce, such as hurt, anger and confusion, are evident in both children and adults. The longer-term effects are not so easy to pin point. Adults are usually able to articulate their emotions and verbalize their distress, anger, pain and confusion to help themselves through this period of transition in their lives....   [tags: Sociology Psychology] 1241 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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Love, Death, and Divorce - Henry David Thoreau famously said that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” When we compare and contrast these two stories, “The Story of an Hour” and “Desiree’s Baby,” by Kate Chapin, we learn that this sentiment may be especially true for women. Kate Chapin uses “The Story of an Hour” and “Desiree’s Baby” to bravely explore the social inequalities of women in terms of marriage and divorce. The combination of these two stories point out that despite the presence of love, not all marriages are happy and not all divorces are sad....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Data Management - ... This average is consistently fluctuating between highs (such as in 1983, 1993, 2002) and lows (1980, 1989, and 2007.) However despite this fluctuation, the data still shows a linear moderate negative trend (correlation coefficient, r = 0.5125436). There is a significant increase in the unemployment rate from 1981 to 1982, where it reached a record peak. Mean = 8.603225806 Median = 8.1 Mode = 7.5 Standard Deviation = 1.724429156 Q1 = 7.5 Q3 = 9.95 Page 6 Trends and Analysis Some immediately visible trends in the Number of Divorces in 10 000s from 1978 to 2008 are the mostly small spread of the data, with the exception of the record high year in divorces, 1987....   [tags: social issues, divorce]
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Why Marriage Matters - Marriage, a Backbone to Civilization Marriage matters. If marriage did not matter, would it even be considered when growing up. The common child at some point thinks about getting married and having children. Our society has gone through monumental shifts throughout its history. A theme that has not changed however, marriage, has survived through it all due to its importance. Our children and our health are two of the most important aspects of life. Marriage will help in both of those categories....   [tags: Family Studies, Divorce] 1543 words
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Marriage - ... In earlier times of the United States of America husbands controlled their wives property. However, by the early 1900s most states had allowed married women to control property. Some acts that required men to have their wives signatures on any deeds to her property before selling came up (Deere, 2001). Across the world, some cultures that still deny women equal inheritance rights. This is in addition to an equal share, of matrimonial property. These are cultures are of the idea that only a man can own and administer property....   [tags: family, divorce, children, women]
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Great Divorce - This book is delightfully insightful in it is content. Lewis is the narrator of his story, which begins in Hell, a dreary town full of empty streets. Lewis uses a dream as the vehicle to carry his ideas. Lewis boards a bus for Heaven with other ghosts from the town. It is not until the last chapter of the book that the reader finds out that Lewis is actually having a dream. Lewis finds himself in a dark and dreary place, where the houses are gray and empty, a dismal rain never stops, and time is eternally stuck in the bleak period just before sunset....   [tags: essays research papers] 1176 words
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My Family Tradition - My Family Tradition While preparing for this paper, I thought very hard about any specific traditions that my family has or has had in the past. Although thinking and brainstorming for a long time I could not come up with one tradition that my family has. I think that the main reason for that is because, almost everyone in my family has gone through a divorce. Ending a marriage seems to be very popular in our society today, one statistic states that, “50% of first marriages end in divorce.” However common divorce may be the pain and heartbreak seems meaningless, until it happens to you....   [tags: Personal Narrative Divorce Marriage Essays] 1628 words
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The Moral Decline - ... Dr. Jill Manning “found in her research that 56 percent of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites”. According to the CDC, the number of divorces in 2012 was 877,000 divorces, which means that there is 491120 families are Separated because of porn. That mean that pornography is affecting our family structure, which will affect our values and they way we look at the society. Secondly, breaking out family structure is one of the reasons of our moral decline....   [tags: pornography, morality, economy, family, divorce]
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Infidelity - In today’s society, infidelity is one of the leading causes of marital disruption and divorce. In accordance with societal norms many myths have been associated with infidelity. The following myths and their effects on marriage will be discussed: Everyone has affairs, the affair is the direct result of the faithful mate and, the marriage must end in divorce. In examining the various myths, this paper will challenge the greater issue, can marriage survive infidelity.                There was a time when more smart-conscious decisions were made relating to sexual relationships....   [tags: Marriage Relationships Cheating Divorce Adultery] 1262 words
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Effects of Absent Fathers on Adolescents - The role of the father, a male figure in a child’s life is a very crucial role that has been diminishing over the years. An absent father can be defined in two ways; the father is physically not present, or the father is physically present, but emotionally present. To an adolescent, a father is an idolized figure, someone they look up to (Feud, 1921), thus when such a figure is an absent one, it can and will negatively affect a child’s development. Many of the problems we face in society today, such as crime and delinquency, poor academic achievement, divorce, drug use, early pregnancy and sexual activity can be attributed to fathers being absent during adolescent development (Popenoe, 1996; Whitehead, 1993)....   [tags: Social Issues, Divorce, Absent Parent] 1894 words
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Children of Divorced Parents - ... Otten for the Wall Street Journal about divorce and the effects it has on children and teens of divorced parents. According to Mr. Otten 1,143 children of divorced parents ranging from ages 7-11 were surveyed. Within the next five years, the same children were interviewed again along with their parents in two parts. Of the children interviewed 2/3 had a failed paternal relationship and 30% had a failed maternal relationship. There were also reports that ¼ of the children had quit school for a period of time, 40% needed therapy and psychological help and 1/5 of them suffered from behavioral problems....   [tags: Marriage, Effects]
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The Good Divorce - ... I remember specifically one car ride we were talking to her about it that she said she was staying married to him for us and that financially she could not do it on her own. I'd like to ask how this is any better and suffering through a divorce. To me it's not it is worse because you feel like you're trapped and it’s never going to end that this is going to be your life every day; screaming yelling hatred tension. My sister and I were afraid of my father so was my mother. Vs. growing up like this is like living in a field of the landlines you try and learn how to walk through it without tripping one....   [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 to be handled by the civil authorities....   [tags: Divorce Marriage Relationships Essays]
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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 and Its Effects on Children - Divorce in our society has become increasingly common. Fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce and each year 2 million children are newly introduced to their parents separation, (French). Demographers predict that by the beginning of the next decade the majority of the youngsters under 18 will spend part of their childhood in single-parent families, many created by divorce. During this confusing period of turmoil and high emotional intensity, the child must attempt to understand a complex series of events, to restructure numerous assumptions and expectations about themselves and their world....   [tags: Divorce Children Marriage Kids Essays]
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Divorce: How Hard should it be to Obtain? - ... There was a survey taken of successful college students who had divorced parents asking what the long term affects of their parents divorce were. Half of the students said that they were worried when both of their parents were at big events and more than 25% wondered if their father loved them(Fackrell & Hawkins). Judith Wallerstein, a psychologist, did a study of her own by analyzing children for 12 years after their parents divorce. Her results showed that after ten years 37% of the children were depressed, unable to focus on school, and had a hard time being social('No-fault' Divorce, 2004)....   [tags: social issues, no-fault divorce]
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