Divorce is becoming increasingly common among couples in today’s time. It is sad to know that most cases of divorce involve children. Divorce affects the parents but it affects the children much more. Divorce impacts kids greatly, often causing depression, rebellion, or inspiration/motivation, to develop and potentially end up a permanent aspect in their lives. When two parents decide to divorce, their children acquire a really tough pill to swallow.
Instead of protection from the situation, children need support and reassurance during this hard time. Parents feel like it is their job to protect their children from the same kinds of anguish and stress that they feel during the divorce. But ignoring this only leads to more unwanted stress. Parents should help their children better understand what changes will be taking place in the future, such as new places to live, new ways of communicating with their parents, and new schedules of daily life. There are many factors that affect a child's reaction to divorce.
The Effects of Divorce on Children Throughout time, people from all over the world have chosen to live together, or “get married”. Marriage is a beautiful thing, but there are some couples who are unable to maintain their relationships, because they choose divorce as a solution to cope with the problems between husband and wife. For a child, it is very difficult to live only with one of his or her parents. Children often cannot adjust well during the divorce of parents because the change can be devastating for them. Although divorce can be a solution to cope with problems between husbands and wives, it may often still have dangerous effects, especially on children.
This significant shift in lifestyle can cause many effects on various age groups of people. When a married couple is miserable and unhappy, considering divorce seems like the only answer. Some parents do not consider how much the divorce will affect their lives, along with the lives of their children. When a married couple gets divorced, children in the family have trust issues, teens become rebellious, and the couple themselves often go into severe depression or sadness. Effects on Adults The lives of adults who go through a divorce are changed forever.
Now people get married knowing that if the relationship as a married couple does not work there are chances of requesting a divorce. More of the divorce cases occur because couples are falling apart due to many different reasons, for example; conflict on their marriage, loss of romantic feelings, a spouse committing an affair or some kind of marriage problem. Some of the divorcing couples have children of young age. The children do not have an idea on how to deal with a terrible event like the “Divorce.” Some of the children will have to learn to deal with the divorce at a young age and this dramatic change may cause the child to develop some kind of mental and attitude problems. Parents do not realize in how hard it is for a child to deal with a divorce from their parents.
The better the parents adjust to these losses, the better the children will adjust, and the fewer problems that will come about. When the child is in a single parents home, there is usually a loss of money and therefore, resources. This can lead to the child being jealous of other children and having lower self esteem. Another cause that affects a child with divorced parents is that the child may have a more stressful life. The child may have to change schools with any move that may result from the divorce.
No soon after, they began show behavior problems which is said to be a way the children show emotions of by way of sadness, depression and anxiety. Also, new research suggests that children whose parents divorce when they are very young have a more difficult time establishing close relationships with their parents later in life according to Huffington Post. Whether we realize it or not, the relationships we build with our parents play important roles in our lives. When you think about it, our parents are the first real relationship we all experience. What we as hu... ... middle of paper ... ...uation of divorce.
The financial aspect of a divorce is also major. “Take a look at what all comes along with divorce: you have the cost of the lawyer, the cost of the divorce itself, if a couple has children then the parent without custody has to pay child support, the couple has to divide their a... ... middle of paper ... ...he/she is growing up and his/her parents argue about how raise one during the adolescent stage of his/her life. With that being said, many kids may have suicidal thoughts when his/her parents get a divorce, because of all the emotional distress and confusion that a divorce causes. Divorce is a very sad process that hurts everyone. So before going into marriage a couple needs to make sure they do a few things.
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.
There are many issues and concerns that divorced parents must think about when children are involved. Divorce affects children in many ways such as emotionally, physically, academically, and socially. Although there may be some advantages to divorce, for example divorce is good if the child is being hurt or abused, by one of the parents. The reality is that divorce is bad for many children because it can make the children depressed, and because they have to choose which parent to stay with. Parents should stay in marriage instead of divorce for the sake of the children.