Angela Kortz, Payton Martin, Justin Wright
November 7, 2017
Divorce and Everyday Life For better or for worse, divorce is an emotionally daunting subject that has become more prevalent in recent years. It would almost appear as though everyone you know has either experienced it as a child or have been through a divorce themselves. Despite divorce being so well known as a concept, many of the repercussions of going through one aren’t as well known. This paper will discuss issues with communication, finances, and what can happen to children that are involved in a divorce.
Divorce and Communication (Angela)
Divorce is the termination of a marital union, and it occurs in various stages each with an impact on the relationship (Gottman 10) . Relationship experts note that divorce is a process that might take long for actualization which gives explanation for the various emotional stages, i.e., anger, denial, depression, acceptance, and bargaining. Each of the stages involves some behaviors that might jeopardize the communication between partners which may affect the relationship. The denial stage of divorce entails the refusal of someone to face reality. Although the continued issues in a relationship might cause some damaging cracks, at least one partner in the relationship continues …show more content…
Some of these repercussions include emotional issues such as: increased anger, sadness, or depression; behavioral issues such as: opposition, non-compliance, and lower school performance; personal issues such as: higher stress levels and a lower self-concept; and social stuntedness when it comes to adjusting to new situations and a difficult time trusting people in their