Divorce happens when a family unit is legally separated and can often become a very traumatic event to everyone involved, more often than not the children. Studies have shown that recently divorce is becoming more common now than in the past (Children-and-Divorce, 2013). According to Robert Hughes (2009), there are two factors in particular that have an influence in the rising divorce rates in the United States. The first factor is both men and women are relying less on one another for economic survival, focusing mainly on financial survival. As women advance in the workplace, they often qualify for their own medical and retirement benefits which allow them to be less dependent on the male head of household.
There is also a decrease in purchases not related to children, such as alcoholic beverages, which drops an average of 25%. Apparel purchases for the couple also lowers 8.3%. This is in complete contrast to purchases directly tied to their new family member. Apparel purchases for children increases by 215.7%, food prepared at home increases 24.3%, and finally health care purchases increase 16.1%. The person with the strongest purchase power in this life cycle is the mother.
Individuals in life chose live respectively which we called marriage. By and by, specific couples are unable to keep a decent relationship and wind up in a divorces, which is one of the responses to manage issues in the middle of moms and fathers. A great many people think sensibly before they consider marriage. Be that as it may, the rate of individuals getting divorces has expanding quickly nowadays. It could be contended that divorces can be simpler today than in a quarter century.
This law didn’t actually start working until 1971 as it took a period of time to be enforced. This had a huge affect on the divorce rates, as now many unhappy married couples were now able to divorce much easier than before, without having to prove adultery or violence. The Matrimonial Family Proceedings Act of 1985 is also another new law which affected the rate of divorce, this allowed people to get divorced after being married for only one year, whereas before in 1985 married couples had to wait at least three years before they could get divorce. This act increased divorces as people split up on a faster rate if they had problems in their relationship and didn’t give their marriage a second or longer chance. Another reason for divorce rates increasing is because getting divorced is now socially acceptable, due to the current fact that so many people in society are divorcing and it has also become socially accepted.
They experience divorce more than teens on a daily basis. Divorce had a limited impact on child adjustment over and above familial risk for depression. According to a divorce rate survey “Divorce had a significant effect on child outcomes only among high-risk grandchildren with a depressed grandparent.” Verbally expressed attitudes about family obligations might also be affected by actual exchanges in support. Studies sh... ... middle of paper ... ...her to move on. Sometimes the parents might blame the child but that should never be the case because the parents should communicate more about their own relationship.
Data reveals that compared to marriages in the 1990's, marriages today are lasting longer. Experts do not believe this is because divorce rates have dropped but because less couples are choosing marriage and prefer a live-in relationship. America is rated 6 in the worlds divorce rate. Divorce is a traumatic experience for most of the couples and can leave emotional scars that last a lifetime. "The public cost of divorce is really not talked about much," Mike McManus, co-chair of Marriage Savers and author or Marriage Savers: Helping Your Friends and Family Avoid Divorce, declared.
The main reason marriage is declining is because people do not value marriage like they did in the past. “Since 1980, the number of divorces has increased by 22 million” (“Marriage Rates”). Divorce is a lot easier to obtain, so people do not have to stay committed till death do us part. Since divorce is more common now, it is not frowned upon like it once was. “20 percent of 18-29 year olds admitted on cheating on their spouse, 28 percent of 29-40 year olds, and 34 percent of those in the mid life crisis ages” (“Harris”).
It is believed that not having the perfect family can compromise a family’s idea of a “perfect family” due to the limited resources, reasoning and emotional support. The history of divorce in America began in its early colonial days in 1639. Throughout history statistics reveal the divorce rate has steadily increased in the 20-21st century. Divorce was originally a sin; However, The first divorce was recorded in the Massachusetts bay colony between Anne Clarke and her adulterous husband Dennis Clarke. He left Anne with two children, also leaving her the first documented single mother in the United States.
Yet, there are many sources both scholarly and none scholarly that are devoted to finding out what makes a marriage successful and what pitfalls to avoid that leads to divorce. In “Why do even satisfied newlyweds eventually go on to divorce?”, Lavner and Bradbury conducted a study of 136 childless ages 18 to 35 year old couples who were married within the first six months. Their study was aimed as identifying risk factors early in their marriage contrasting initial happy couples with couples who would eventually divorce. What was found was that couples who displayed more negative communication, emotion, observed communication, stress and personalities were more prone to divorce. Lavner and Bradbury also noticed that even some couples who were very successful early in the marriage were prone to divorce later on; they postulated that the strengths shown may have masked their interpersonal liabilities (Lavner & Bradbury, 2012).
As a result of the economy, many states have “considered cutting down on child-welfare services, such as benefits for foster parents and the number of social workers they employ” (47). If there is a lack of social workers, it is less likely that a child will be placed in a home quickly. Wi... ... middle of paper ... ... Rosechild, Rene. "Somewhere a Child Is Waiting ... For You." Curve Magazine Apr.