Teens may experience emotional damage by seeing the two most important people in their lives fight constantly. There is a good side and a bad side to seeing parents go through a divorce as a teen. Quite often teens tend to see that, since they are so unhappy, that it is better for them to separate because they do not want to see their parents get hurt. Even when separated, they learn to communicate and bond between one another. The negative side of divorce is that families sometimes stay torn apart, therefore: There is a lot of anger, rage that happens because going through a situation like this is not something that is easy, and many emotions become involved.
Divorce has a major negative effect on the parents as well as they have to support and counsel their children who may be involved in the process and are suffering too. Families who are going through a divorce or a parental divorce if it is the spouses or the children are going to experience series of emotional stages due to the post-breakdown (Smith, 2009). Stress from divorce can lead from anger and depression to fear and frustration. Also, families who are coping and managing all the tasks associated with divorce can also lead to anxiety, panic, and depression. The spouses who are straightly involved in the divorce experience different ranges of emotions as they being adults direct the daily tasks and responsibilities of living under the circumstances of a divorce (Smith, 2009).
Evidence shows however that not only does divorce permanently weaken the child/parents relationship, but has also been found to be behind lowered academic performance, destructive ways of handling conflict, a poorer self-image, greater engagement in delinquent activities and the root of pessimism towards future relationships and goals in life. These things only perpetuate the rapid downward spiral of family breakdown (“How Might Divorce Affect My Child’s Behavior?” 2000). Theoretical Fr... ... middle of paper ... ...ot just on TV? As long as families follow the trend that divorce is setting, more and more children will be the victimized and left to fend for themselves whether it be physically with unstable custodial parents or mentally without any role models and structure in their lives to keep them on the straight and narrow. I think divorce acts as its own indicator that it disrupts peoples lives, especially adolescents as they are more impressionable in this stage.
To sum up, a happily marriage may break down becouse of the lack of communication, cheating, and addiction to drugs or alchohol. To have a happy marriaga life, spouses have to avoid these teree factors. In fact, divorce have bad consequences on both parents and children. Parents have to think alot before they divorce. Recently, the raise of divorce rate had increased rapidly.
The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. More often than not people decide to get a divorce before they really think about the effects of divorce. People usually decide to get a divorce based on emotion rather than logic which can hinder their long term happiness.
Ludwig Lowenstein, an experienced psychological consultant. In his article, “Causes and Associated Features of Divorce as Seen by Recent Research” states that “people who embarked on partnerships at an early age, cohabitants, those who had experienced parental divorce, and those who were economically, somatically and emotionally vulnerable had higher risks of divorce” (Ludwig pp 157). Couples who are financially unstable are bound to experience the effects of the bad economy thus resulting in expected problems like unemployment and constantly depending on their significant others to provide for them. With this, comes the disadvantages of relying on others and disrupts the social status. At this point, most couples think of ways to solve this issues and according to this study other couples eventually file for divorce.
In today’s society, divorce rates are increasing at an astounding rate. The statisticians at Divorcesource.com state that increasing divorce rates are leaving close to fifty percent of children growing up in single parent families. As one looks around at the present situation in the world they can spot children who have been exposed to divorce between parents, either civil or violent; divorce still affects the child in a negative way. When parents divorce, children are all affected but, in slightly different ways. Some children will place the blame entirely on themselves, while others who witness divorce will be more prone to look for love in strange places and develop violence in their own relationships.
Some effects of divorce on children are negative emotions like bitterness, stress, fear, anxiety, feeling abandoned, and loss of self-esteem. When a family goes through a divorce, the children will be afraid of being abandoned, rejected, and can think they are the reason for all the arguing. This can make them angry at their selves and cause some physical problems. Attorneys at Law Krueger and Hernandez (2011) state that some physical effects of divorce are “weight gain or loss, difficulty concentrating, increase in tension, and lack of sleep” (para. 1).
The difference between psychological and emotional effects is that psychological refers to the way that the individual thinks about themselves and their past, current or future situations because of the divorce, and emotional refers to the way that the individual feels about others and social situations because of the divorce. Physical effects are the ways that the individual?s body reacts after the individual chooses to do something that was triggered by the divorce. Divorce can cause many changes in an individual. People very often become very depressed, and depression changes the way the mind works. ?Depression can strike anyone at any time.
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.