Divorce in the State of Missouri

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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. Kids will have mixed feelings about the divorce, especially if they know the parents were not very happy. It is very important to tell children that the divorce is not their fault. When the couple gets a divorce, the mother usually gets the children unless she is unfit to keep the children. The children are sometimes very stressed from the divorce. Divorce can lead to a strained relationship between a child and a parent. Divorce can also cause children to suffer from psychological and behavioral problems. The troubled kids often develop feelings such as anger and disobedience at school and home. The non troubled kids can feel lonely for a long period of time. Some kids become depressed, and anxious. The children have painful memories and worries about how their relationships with their parents will continue. Some children are affected more by the divorce than others. The change the parents do can make a big difference in the children’s life. The parents can communicate with them and also non-verbal actions to help them after the divorce. The child’s age, sex, psychological health, and maturity are other changes that might affect the children with the divorce. According to many studies, the divorce of parents is like losing a parent to death. The divorce can cause problems in the child’s future relationships. Studies show that female teenagers that experience divorce has lowered their self-esteem, are promiscuous, and have behavior problems. Girls are also more emotional when the dad leaves because they think it is a total rejection of them. This is because girls need a man that cares and protects her. Some negative effects that divorce can have on children are anger, depression, anxiety, disobedience towards parents or authority people, and decreased academic performances. The positive effects divorce has on children.

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