Loss of contact with friends, schoolmates, neighbors, teachers, and sometimes moving to a new location may bring a lot of psychosocial stress upon the children, and that stress can be very harmful. Since the divorce boom started in the 1960?s, father-mother divorces have increased at an alarming rate. Today more than 1,000,000 kids experience a divorce in the family every year in the United States alone (U.S.A. Today, p. 8). As a result of the divorce, many children live in single-parent homes. This usually results in a drop in income for the family.
The last family theory the paper focused on was the conflict theory and how it connects well with divorce. The conflict theory connect with divorce because there are many conflicts that happen during the time of the divorce and after the divorce whether it be between the spouses or between the parents and children. These conflicts can both leave the children or parents with stress and being emotional. Therefore, divorce has a huge toll on the family dynamic in many negative ways.
Sara went through a lot of pressure, depression, and giving up on many things that she had when her parents were by her side. The divorce of her parents affected Sara’s academic life, day by day her grades decreased, because of lack of concentration and giving up on her life. After three... ... middle of paper ... ...rriage, prefer to play around the field and may rest for a couple of years of their lifetime getting in and out of unstable relationships. To conclude, negatively affecting the academic life of children, depressing the wife, and the regret of the husband is often due to divorce. All and all, divorce has a massive negative effect on the people around it especially children in a family.
The concept of divorce is extremely difficult for children to understand as there are many unanswered questions and uncertainties. “Will my mom or dad remarry and who will I live with?” are concerns children express while going through divorce. Many children live with their mothers after divorce which affects their relationship with dad. Father-child relationships are affected immensely after the divorce as mothers have the power to allow the children to see their dad. Consequently, youngsters develop fears and feelings of loneliness occur as there are no longer two parents present at home.
American Journalist, Helen Rowland said, “ When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they don’t understand each other, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to” (1). Divorce means the ending of a marriage by legal separation, thus, a couple that were once bonded together have now separated for opposing reasons. Divorce has hurt and destroyed many families across the world and can cause a lot of negativity. Teens often do not know how to deal with the fact that their family is no longer whole and they will transition into a depression. Teens may experience emotional damage by seeing the two most important people in their lives fight constantly.
Divorce in a home often teaches children bad habits; children tend to quit more in life when their parents are split up. Divorce is one of the most detrimental things a child can face. Divorce takes away from people mentally, emotionally, kills damages kids cognitive tremendously. Divorce takes away from the American value of a family. At one point a divorce was sought out to be the worst and last resort, but now it’s become so common people don’t look down on it anymore and feel that its natural, but it’s not.
Divorce happens more than we wish it would. Actually, rates show that about half of all marriages in the US end in divorce. It is very difficult for parents to have to conversation telling their kids they are getting divorced. Especially for the mother; it is nature for them to worry about what they will think and how they will take it. They ask themselves if they will blame her, or that it is her fault and that is the very last thing they hope for.
There are several reasons that cause people to divorce and this result affects the children. In the U.S., is it common that we see many married people end their relationship with a divorce and most of them are young people. The divorce rates still at a high rate that in the Unites States statistics show, one out of two marriages end in divorce. The current divorce rate may be decreasing however at the same time many people are not getting married so therefore the divorce rates remains low. When people get married and divorce so easily it causes many not to take marriage as something serious.
Children suffer from the separation of their parents and their adulthood may be affected. The divorce can be very stressful, sad, and confusing for kids. Since many years ago, many people have argued that if p... ... middle of paper ... ...eir lives. Their parents’ divorce will always have lifelong terms effects on their daily lives. Divorce may be always considered a bad behavior that may bring different consequences to the life of their children.
The children expect all relationship’s to fall apart or have problems. The most asked question from a child of divorced parents is “Am I the reason they got divorced.” Children tend to ask this question so often because they feel that they caused their parents to get divorced. The effect of divorce on children is based on how old they are. If the children's parents get divorced when they are nine or younger then the children will tend to blame themselves for the divorce and think that their parents will eventually get back together. If they are between the ages of nine and thirteen then the children will start to become more dependant and have a feeling of betrayal from their parents for getting divorced.