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(Matthews) For different reasons, many couples get a divorce, while having children involved. Many, who are getting a divorce, may think of getting a divorce as a positive way or the best way for the child to get out of the negative environment they were in, while their parents were together. Basically, assuming that if the parents are happy, the children would be happy. In reality, divorce is a serious decision to make and affects the child involved in the situation, negatively. Divorce is hard for any person to cope with, let alone a child to go through.
One of the common causes a marriage will end in divorce is because the spouses fell out of love. Dr. William H. Doherty, a noted marriage scholar and therapist, is the author of the book Should I Keep Trying to Work it Out?. Dr. Doherty states, “Other significant reasons included too much arguing, infidelity, marrying too young, unrealistic expectations, lack of equality in the relationship, lack of preparation for marriage, and abuse” (Doherty 44). Another reason for divorce that is more commonly found in today’s society is “infidelity, or affairs, which can sometimes be overcome, especially with professional and/or religious help” (Doherty 44). Although there are several reasons for a marriage to end in a divorce, every relationship is dealt with differently.
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They think that separating, to stop all of the fighting, is best for everyone, including their children. This assumption by parents is wrong. The decision to divorce made by the parents can affect the lives of their youngsters dramatically. Oftentimes, parents do not comprehend how much divorce affects their children. A prime example of their misunderstanding was discovered in a British study.