The Social Issue: Divorce and Depression

argumentative Essay
2676 words
2676 words

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.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that divorce is a social issue that has many negative effects on everyone facing this circumstance.
  • Explains that depression in one or both partners can lead to martial difficulties and ultimately divorce.
  • Explains that symbolic interaction studies divorce at a micro level, which means lever of small social pattern. mead rejected durkheim's collective behavior.
  • Explains structural-functionalism as the contribution of parts of society that fit together to make a whole. functionalism emphasizes stability, equilibrium, integration, and adaptation.
  • Explains the type of project that will be used in this study. quantitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of the human group (family or interaction relations) and behavior.
  • Summarizes the results of the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (brfss) survey data from 2006 and 2008.
  • Explains that the database consists of the nation, gender, marital status, and rate current depression among adults by divorce in the united states.
  • Explains that measures of central tendency were computed to summarize the data of marriages for male and female from divorced.
  • Compares the divorce rates for males and females, with the median, maximum, minimum, iqr, and depression.
  • Explains that using a chi-square test could help this study to see if there is an association between rates of divorce and depression for male and female variables.
  • Opines that depression of divorce is not an uncommon problem that people have to face in many societies. it is known that about 50% of all marriage ends in divorce.
  • Analyzes the impact of depression on women and men by divorce and discusses two theories of sociology as they refer to marriage and divorce.
  • Explains that 4 cases have valid response for both depression among male and female with rates marriage of male
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