In today’s society many families are struck with adversity in numerous ways. However, is the adversity struck within each family controllable? The most common form of “diversity” amongst families in today’s society is divorce. In America there is one divorce every 13 second—that makes for 6,646 divorces a day and 46,523 divorces a week. Marriage is no longer considered a “life-long” promise but merely a “right here, right now” act.
The U.S. Department of Commerce shows that 4,496,000 people both male and female got married in 2009. Now while these people were getting married 2,319,000 married couples got divorced (U.S. Census Bureau fig. 132). That makes our divorce rate in the United States 51.5 percent. Within those couples going through divorce, Beverly Willet, a lawyer and writer for the New York Times declares that one million children will be affected annually.
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Do you ever plan on getting married one day in the near future? Most will answer yes, well if you do it wouldn’t hurt you to know that the divorce rate is over 50 %! Marriage, sacred by religion and respected by older generations, doesn’t always last forever, within the last fifty years the divorce rate has increased by more than half of all marriages ending in divorce. There is many factors as to why two people divorce and its effects on the adults and children in the family. In my opinion the top three effects of divorce are former lovers losing feelings, economic troubles, and love issues.
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Introduction Divorce is the most common factor affecting families of today. Though it wasn't relevant two decades ago, spouses are choosing to solve their martial displeasures with divorce. About 40%-50% of all first marriages and 60% of all second marriages end in divorce. There is one divorce every 13 seconds and about 46,523 divorces per week. Premarital pregnancies, living together before marriage, marrying at an early age, financial problems, and poor communications are some of the many reasons why marriages are ending so rapidly.
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