The Negative Effects Of Divorce And Its Effects On Children

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Falling in love is a beautiful and natural thing. We all want it; we all crave it. Coming across the perfect person to share your hopes and dreams with is a blessing. The natural thing to do when one finds their match, of course, is to marry. Marriage is a legal or formal recognized union of a man and a woman, or in some cases two people of the same sex, as partners in a relationship. But like many other things come to an end, marriage sometimes, unfortunately, also does. What divorcing parents don’t come to realize is the effect a separation may have on children, often times leaving them confused, blaming themselves, and from my personal experience, lost.
In America about fifty percent of all marriages fail, ending up in a divorce (Corcoran,
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Divorce can have a major impact on the development of a child. Sadness, loneliness, insecurity and false sense of hope for parents to get back together are just some of the feelings that a child has to grow up with when the parents decide to have a divorce. Moreover, a child may feel fear, depression, and anger, among other things. In addition, there are some effects that affect more boys than they do girls such as anger, aggressive behavior, and academic problems. The girls have more of a possibility of suffer from sexual abuse, and to be a mother at an early age. Divorced couples’ children are least likely to be happy or to succeed in life than children with both parents. Whether the child succeeds in accepting and adapting to a new lifestyle, or if he or she fails, most of the influence in the child’s life will come from the parents. The way the parents handle the situation will influence how the child handles the divorce. Children will always prefer their parents to be together, but they can learn to understand the situation if they are brought up correctly. Although children of divorced parents may develop many emotional problems, they do not have to and can learn to adapt. The majority of children learn to cope to their parents’ divorce, but some will never truly understand why it happened. Some of the best solutions to reduce these effects are communication and spending time between parents and children. Children are just innocent bystanders in a divorce no matter how justified the reason for it, the feelings of a child must be taken into consideration. There is a significant need for child mental health professionals, along with other child specialists, to be cognizant of the broad spectrum of possible fall-out from a divorce and then to provide sufficient support for children of divorced parents in all the necessary psychosocial aspects of the child’s life. Instead of feeling bad about
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