The Social Issue: Divorce and Depression

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The Social Issue: Divorce and Depression
Around the world divorce is common and known amongst different societies, some with higher rates than others. According to Irvin (2012), in America there is one divorce every 13 seconds. That’s 6,646 divorces per day, and 46,532 divorce per week. This is a social issue within our society that has many negative effects on everyone facing this circumstance. The divorce rate in the U.S is a problem that shows an increase in its rates compared to the past decades. According to the U.S Census Bureau, around 50 percent of marriages end in a divorce. There are many reasons for divorce from “hard” reasons (e.g., abuse and adultery) to “soft” reasons (e.g., psychological and relational problems). The two most destructive reasons for a divorce is physical violence or alcohol and drug problems, but these reason are less frequently are seen as reasons for divorce. The most common reasons for divorce are the “soft” reasons. According to William, a recent national survey found that 73% said the “lack of commitment” was their major reason for divorce. Other reasons were “ too much arguing, infidelity, marrying too young, unrealistic expectations, lack of equality in the relationship, lack of preparation for marriage, and abuse” (William, p10). Divorce has known to be a second most stressful life event, came before only by the death of a spouse and what is that stress capable? It is dispatching a serious about of anxiety and depression to people’s limbic system as emotional center in the brain. According to Taylor and Beth (2009), the stress of divorce had driven people beyond the normal grief felt in a divorce and into a clinical depression. “Nearly 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 %...

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...ill end in divorce. It is important to understand that the effects of divorce are excluded to both individuals but also to the children who are involved. There is research set forward on the impacts of this social issue that affects both women and men. People of depressed by divorce have both been identified as being at high risk for depression and it might have other high-risk behaviors .The disintegration of their family structure and their idea of an ideal marriage creates mistrust and fear of their own marriage success. It is not to say that every partner who experiences their divorce will have these negative effects. In order to minimize the negative effects of depression by divorce on their own life and others so they needs to be communication between each other and this will help manage mistrust and negative consequences the children can face in their life.
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