Divorce's Devastating Impact

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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. Divorce is when a married couple separates, and terminates their marriage for various reasons. Factors that would contribute to divorce would be couples marrying too early; people lose hopes of their aspirations, change of religion, and financial stipulations. These factors cause unnecessary stress upon the couple, and they feel like divorce is the only way out of the situation. Unfortunately, divorce is common in the United States, and it is the second highest in the world. The rate of divorce has been rising since the 1890’s. The more developed a country is, the higher the divorce rates will be. Divorce started to appear a mere 200-years ago, starting in the 1890’s. Ever since then, it started to slowly escalate. “Divorce, then, was the communities way of showing its disapproval when one spouse broke the marital contract” [4 pg 501]. This would show that one partner was no longer keeping up one end of the marital bargain, “not only with the other spouse, but also with the state in general” [4]. Women typically initiate divorce. Actually, women initiate 65% of all divorces. The reason behind this is because women tend to think different issues thoroughly before the male counterparts do. Women know when issues a... ... middle of paper ... ... Central Florida." Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida Gainesville Ocala Florida. 1 Jan. 2001. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. . 2. O'Connell Corcoran, Kathleen. "Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Divorce." Mediate.com - US and World Leading Mediation Web Site - Find Mediators. 2011. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. . 3. Wallerstein, JS. Corbin SB. The Child and the Vicissitudes of Divorce. 4. Ferguson, Susan J.. Shifting the Center. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2007. Print. 5. Heller, Kalman. "The Impact of Divorce on Children." Parenting and Marital Advice - Dr. Kalman Heller. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.. 6. Demo, David H., and Mark A. Fine. Beyond the Average Divorce. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010. Print.

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