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The Struggles of a Couple in the Heart in Toronto

- A very familiar scene from the poor areas of Toronto is upon the stage with piles of trash, a mistreated teddy bear and steel fences. In front of this decrepit background and the two park benches covered in coats of graffiti and anarchist icons, gather the melancholy of two kids and their inevitable struggles. Thus setting the stage for Moss Park, a new real-time play written by the acclaimed playwright George F. Walker who won many awards worldwide and directed by theater veteran Patrick McDonald in a co-collaboration project between Green Thumb Theater and Theater Passe Muraille....   [tags: setting, income, tragedy, families]

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The Journey of a Couple in Midlife

- Midlife can be one of the most stress-filled phases in this journey called life. It is a time of re-evaluation that leads us to deal with the most complex of life’s issues and pushes us to question long‐held beliefs and values and look at who we are and who we want to become. During middle adulthood, people tend to establish careers, settle down within a relationship, begin families and develop a sense of being a part of the bigger picture (Cooke & Rousseau, 1984). The object during this time is to give back to society through raising children, being productive at work, and becoming involved in community activities and organizations (Wang, 2006)....   [tags: career, relationship, family]

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Marriage Counseling or Couple Therapy

- Marriage Counseling or “Couple Therapy” is a term that is used to describe a type of counseling a couple attends in order to help them overcome issues in their relationships to avoid separation or divorce. Today, people view divorce as something that occurs commonly between married couples who have difficulty maintaining a relationship with their spouse. For the past thirty years, the phrase: “fifty percent of marriages end in divorce”, seems to have been ingrained into people’s mentality because it has become extremely common to come across individuals who have either been through one or more divorces....   [tags: overcoming relationship issues]

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My Observation of a Couple at a Restaurant: Nonverbal Communication

- INTRODUCTION On September 12, 2014, I observed two people; Person A and Person B. The observation took place at Applebee’s, a local restaurant, beginning at 7:21 p.m. and ending observation at 8:06 p.m. I was serving their table for the evening, enabling myself to observe them closely. The restaurant had died down from the dinner rush, leaving them one of three tables in the smoking section, normally filled with eight. Along with the outside light fading, the lighting indoors was dim, making the dining experience feel more quiet and intimate....   [tags: Analysis Essay, human behavior, couple]

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SameSex Couple and Adoption

-   Introduction Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children” (Joyce Maguire Pavao). Same sex couples should have the same options as heterosexual couples. Who says that a gay couple can’t raise a child and they come out perfectly fine. Many same-sex couples, after a lot of struggle, have been able to adopt and have changed a child’s life.Allowing same-sex couples to adopt is a powerful step towards success and it helps in many ways, which is why same-sex couples should be able to adopt....   [tags: Families, Orphans, Heterosexual Families]

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Interracial Couple: Article Commentary

- In the article Black and White and Married in the Deep South: A Shifting Image, author Susan Saulny discusses interracial relationships in the south. She talks about how for the longest time, relationships between two people of different color were seen as taboo and were illegal. Now that segregation has ended, more people are crossing the color line for love. Though marriage between a blacks and whites is no longer illegal, in most southern states it is frowned upon. Saulny states, “For generations here in the deepest South, there had been a great taboo: publicly crossing the color line for love....   [tags: Marriage, Discrimination]

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Couple Retreat from Each Other

- Three hours had passed since Sherry and Robert had last seen Tim and Alice. Although Robert and Alice were together, as was Sherry and Tim, Tim and Alice were the nature freaks. The two couples had set out on a hike earlier that afternoon when the weather was warm and pleasant, but then, the temperatures started dropping with the four of them dressed for a Summertime hike. Sherry and Robert sat waiting long enough, until finally, Sherry’s anger kicked in to match her fiery red hair. “This is so fucked up,” Sherry insisted with fury as she got up from the large rock and started pacing with fury....   [tags: hike couples, nature, lake]

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The Fatality of the Couple in The Great Gatsby and Othello

- Romance and Tragedy, two themes becoming one, which delightfully compliment one another. In many romantic tragedy’s there is a past theme, which is laid out, so that the downfall is always due to an excess of love or passion and the couples are doomed down by some impediment. I will be examining the Fatality of the couple in two romantic tragedies, Shakespeare’s Othello, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Researchers have long assumed that the reasoning for the fatality of the couple is due to the era of time which the story takes place, for Instance, one eminent scholar Martin Orkin assumed in "Othello and the 'Plain Face' of Racism”, his seminal work on Race in Othello, which stat...   [tags: compare/contrast]

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A Couple Interview with Regina and Mike Smith

- A marriage is the creation of a new family by bringing together two distinct people from individual and very distinctly different backgrounds. The bringing together of two different people often can cause conflict. Merging families can also create a harmonious relationship of balance and teamwork if both of their differences and similarities compliment each other. After conducting an interview with Darlene and Mike Smith it became very evident that theirs was a seemingly balanced and harmonious relationship....   [tags: Interview Essay]

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Should Gay Couple Be Allowed To Marry

- Gay men and women have always adopted children, however in the past they would mostly hide the fact that they were gay. These days it has become more socially acceptable for gays to step out of the closet and have been welcomed into society. However it is still easier for a single parent to adopt than a gay couple. Now positive studies coming out on children who have been raised by gay parents either by adoption or biological homosexual parents in the United States. It is now up to us to realize that with the amount of children that still might never find permeant homes in the United States....   [tags: homosexuality, adopted children]

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Romeo and Juliet: A Tragic Couple of Fate

- A long, ancient feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic consequences for the star-crossed lovers; Romeo and Juliet. They passionately fall in love, but unfortunately cannot be publicly united. A secret marriage forces the two to mature rapidly, because Juliet is to be wed to another. Juliet takes a sleeping potion that causes her appear dead for nearly two days, so in this time, Romeo is to be told that she is still alive; however, he was not so he illegally purchased a poison so that he could be with Juliet in death....   [tags: william shakespeare, romeo, love story]

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Marital Relationships: Couple Case Study

- Case-Study: Steve and Cindy Marital relationship are the bedrock of society. Likewise, men and woman date to find that special one they select to be a lifelong companion until death parts them. Men and women are create different and have different ways of thinking and doing things. In Genesis 2:24 (NKJV) says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Marriage is a covenant agreement that is not to taken lightly. God has created marriage and also knows how to help couples who find their selves in marital discord help in strengthening their marriage....   [tags: therapy, psychological analysis]

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Baby Girl versus Adoptive Couple

- ... In a 1987 study, conducted by Simon and Alstein, an Indian adopted child stated, “It bothers me that I’m Indian. People don’t look up to Indians. The whites always fought the Indians and the Indians got beat. We aren’t looked up to. There is nothing special about being Indian” (Sindelar, 2004). This clearly indicates that the native adoptee feels inferior to his White adoptive parents; therefore, the child was obviously unable to fully integrate into the White culture without feeling inferior....   [tags: notorious court cases]

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The Young Couple

- The Young Couple It is a story about a newly married couple and their struggle to be independent. The wife is English and the husband is Indian. They decide to live in India. When they arrive they are full of plans and excitement as they see their new life together as a welcome challenge. As the story progresses it becomes clear that the husband will not be able to find work without the help of his parents. Their dreams of independence are slowly corroded by the “Indian way of life and by the end of the story the couple find themselves on the brink of moving in with the husband’s family....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Perfect Couple in Woman in White

- The Perfect Couple in Woman in White In the Woman in White, the author gives the reader many opportunities to find their favorite romantic plot. The reader is left to wonder which characters are well suited for each other. We are given the choices of the gentlemanly Walter and the feminine Laura or Laura and the deceitful Sir Percival. It seems to this reader that the author gave us the answer to the puzzling perfect couple question; only, the perfect couple is really a perfect trio- Walter, Laura, and Marian....   [tags: Wilkie Collins Woman in White Essays]

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Structural Case Assessment: A Later in Life Couple

- Structural Case Assessment: A Later in Life Couple Structural Case Assessment: A Later in Life Couple The purpose of this paper is to assess Arnold and Kay’s family system. The assessment will also determine and develop treatment goals utilizing Structural Therapy. Consistent with the literature, this paper will include sections on an introduction to client’s Arnold and Kay’s case, their presenting concerns, their family structure and interactional patterns, and an explication of Structural Therapy’s theoretical concepts....   [tags: family, relationship, patterns, therapy]

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Hip Hop Music is More Than a Couple of Words

- ... Two main examples of rapping would be about sex and violence, but this did not stop the music audience to stop loving rap music. It continues to evolve until this day with new styles of rap music, new rap artist and hip pop groups. To start with, the number one most important element of rap music is rhythm, or commonly known as flow. Many experts know today that with a very simple dictionary of words, but an outstanding flow will result in a hit song. Flow doesn't have a one simple definition; it's a variety of certain elements that add up to a good flow, according to these experts a good flow is based on the “nature of the rappers rhymes....   [tags: culture, rhyme, symmetrical meaning ]

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Social Networking over the Past Couple of Years

- Social networking over the past couple of years has basically gone viral. There are many social networking sites available to the public including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook is the second largest social networking site on the web and Twitter is gaining on it and threatens to become the number one social networking site. Facebook and Twitter are two social networking sites that seem to have a lot of similarities. The major problem that these two social networks have is that Twitter has a controlled level of social networking....   [tags: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter ]

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Counseling the Infertile Couple

- “Counseling the Infertile Couple” Being a pastor of family ministries with three healthy children, it is hard for me to counsel other couples on infertility. I have also been on the other side of the table facing these infertility choices in my first marriage. There was a choice we faced regarding selective termination if we did conceive after hormone therapy. In a way, I am glad we did not conceive because my ex-wife and I opposed each other on this procedure. I was opposed to the procedure while my wife accepted it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Odd Couple

- Odd Couple Themes and characters are most often the key factors that influence a writer's work. Most of the time the author has no control over this influence. This is clearly shown in Neil Simon's play, The Odd Couple. Not only is Simon's own life depicted in his play, but also the lives of those close to him, can be parallel to his work. Neil Simon's life is depicted in his characters and themes of his play, The Odd Couple. Marvin Neil Simon was born in the Bronx on July 4, 1927. His father, Irving, was a salesman in Manhattan's garment district; his mother Mamie worked in Gimbel's department store....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Thematic Analysis on Lifespan Development of a Couple

- A Thematic Analysis on Lifespan Development of a Couple WITH REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A COUPLE The aim of this research is to explore a married couple’s real life experiences and the possible influences that affect their life development. A qualitative thematic analysis was carried out on pre-existing material of three semi-structured interviews and a video. Two main themes were identified : Various Influences and Changeable. This analysis showed support for some research done regarding Erikson’s development stages, Peck’s contribution on later life, developmental contextualism and Bronfenbrenner’s theory....   [tags: Papers]

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It is Alright for a Gay Couple to Raise a Child

- It is Alright for a Gay Couple to Raise a Child In the small town that I grew up in just outside of Boston Massachusetts everything thing seemed normal, mothers were at home raising their children, taking them to soccer games and little league, while fathers went off to work every morning only to return home to have dinner with the family. It seemed almost all families were like the Cleaver family. In August of 1986, a new family, the Buchanan's, moved into the Morrill's, right next door to my parents....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Andy Warhol and the Couple with Balloons, Plaza Hotel, New York City

- Andy Warhol was born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Warhol was not pnly a photographer, but he was also in performance art, filmmaking, and writing, and was a leader in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Warhol’s mother was an artist and taught him how to draw, which became one of his favorite hobbies as a child. His mother also bought him his first camera when he was 9, introducing him to photography. Warhol developed huge interest in fame and celebrities, which became the focus of much his art....   [tags: photography, colors, popluar, lines]

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The Negative Effects of Divorce Rates in United States

- ... According to author Tempke, he mentions that children around the age of five will often blame themselves for the divorce. Most of the time the effect of the divorce leads to the child being rushed into adulthood and having many experiences of emotional problems. “In most situations, girls find it easier, but will have emotional difficulty later in life. On the other hand, Boys will likely become aggressive and violent towards others, physically and emotionally (Oppawsky, 2000).” In most cases this is the unfortunate affects of divorce has on children and how it impacts their future emotional personality....   [tags: marriage, couple, children]

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Immorality in The love of My Life by T.C. Boyle and The Hills as White Elephants by Ernest Hemingwat

- “The Love of My Life,” by T.C. Boyle, tells a love story about a teen couple who has to go on separate ways to attend college. Earlier, they go on a camping trip and have unprotected sex. China finds out she is pregnant and tells Jeremy about it. Jeremy tells China to terminate her pregnancy, but China refuses to see a doctor and lets her pregnancy advance. She ends having her baby in a motel room without any medical assistance; just with Jeremy’s help she delivers her baby. The couple decides to dump the baby in a dumpster, and later they get arrested for their crime....   [tags: love, couple, baby, abortion]

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Forcing Belligerent Action on Gay Marriage

- A loving couple just moves into the house of their dreams, one is a music teacher at the local charter school; the other is fulfilling their dream by becoming a beautician at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in the next town over. The neighbors stop and stare as the couple gets settled into their new home. They do not know what to think of it, this couple is much different in their eyes, something they are not use to seeing in their community until today. The difference with this couple is that they are gay....   [tags: gay, couple, community, marriage]

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The Sound of the Music Made Everyone Dance: Chapters 1 and 2

- Chapter 1: John and Cassandra’s Old Dance Steps I remember when the dictator ruled the land. The quiet was awkward and there was no music. Music had been banned. The streets were empty, some people remembered dancing the night away. Had tapes, records, and CD’s hidden in their attic. That every once in a while when no could see they would pull out, look into the vinyl, scan the back of the paper cover, remembering the twist, tangos and slides of years past. The feel of your partner guiding you across the floor or you leading your lady....   [tags: dance, couple, music, company]

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Apples of Gold: A Fictional Narrative

- Apples of Gold I walked though the early darkness; the trees standing in stark contrast to a cloud laden sky. My nightly trek to check the deer in the north woods took longer than I antisaped. After the heat of August and September, I enjoy cool days of December. A few fakes of snow drifted through barren branches. I hurried along crunching dead leaves underfoot their scent rising like perfume....   [tags: interrogation, couple, christmas]

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Mate Selecivity and Investment Analysis

- My freshman year of college was a great experience, as I wallowed in my opportunities of having independence and forming new friendships. However, experiencing a romantic relationship was not a top priority until I stumbled across a guy who seemed to be a potential mate. The way we encountered each other was a depiction of what I thought was a lovely way to meet a mate. It was around lunchtime on a regular school day, and just like other days, I strolled around campus to find a place to grab lunch....   [tags: relationship, couple, prince charming]

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The Importance of Family Relationships in "The Young Couple" and "Two Kinds"

- In 'The Young Couple', Jhabvala illustrates the difficulties Cathy experiences in family relationships upon moving to India after her marriage to Naraian, whereas in 'Two Kinds', Amy Tan describes the difficulties Jing-mei, the heroine, faces in her relationship with her mother. Part of these difficulties are caused by the 'clash of cultures' that the heroines in both stories experience. Cathy feels that she does not fit in to Indian culture and Jing-mei has to live with a mother who, at crucial times, shows that she lives her life according to Chinese principles, whereas Jing-mei prefers the independent, American lifestyle....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Too Naïve for Marriage

- ... While others like to explore around and try different things and oftentimes they sleep around. For instance, Lester, who was born and raised in New York, joined the Army not long ago. Lester joined the Army because he dropped out of college; the Army was his last resource if he wanted to make it out of his house and out of New York. Since he was in the Army many financial doors opened up for him and he took advantage of that. The only problem was that he took too many things out and he quickly falls behind....   [tags: generation, goals, couple]

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Widespread Social Phenomenon: Divorce

- Introduction Divorce is a very widespread phenomenon in our society, Divorce is the separation of the couple for several reasons, Increased cases of divorce in our society, “1st spot is South Korea and Lithuania. Lithuania is a small country in Europe while South Korea is a country in Asia Apparently, it seems that qualities have not put a stop to the divorce rates of the respective countries. The divorce rate for both is 3.05 percent” (SiliconIndia, 2012), Produces about divorce with negative pressure effects on parents and children, As well as reactions child for the death of a parent was found to be not much different from the reaction of children from divorced parents, even if the child...   [tags: formal and legal separation of a couple]

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The Conflict in Terrance McNally´s Lips Together, Teeth Apart

- ... . Grow up like that and you view a pool or a public toilet seat as a natural enemy." The pool is thus associated with disease and filth- -polio and public toilet seats. Why. In monologs from the characters it becomes clear there is an unspoken fear that the pool is contaminated. The house in which the couples are staying once belonged to Sally’s brother who recently passed from AIDS. Everyone is scared that by swimming in the pool they will also contract the deadly disease. Well that is everyone except John who has esophagus cancer and sees that as the last of his worries....   [tags: couple, marriage, relationship, love, death]

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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized

- Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]

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Soup: A Scary Short Story

- Soup “Lets take a break.” Eva panted as she threw down her heavy backpack on a small patch of blooming daisies next to the trail. It was about 5o’clock in the afternoon, and the sun hid behind a small piece of cloud giving the sky an orange hue. Bathed in the golden sunshine were lush pine trees, giving off a faint, sweet fragrance. “We have been hiking for hours. I am dead tired.” “Well, we won’t be here if you didn’t wander off onto the other trail. You were the one that lead us here!” Sarah grumbled and shot Eva a glare....   [tags: trail, camp, hike, old couple]

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A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession

- A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession Possession contains two love stories: a contemporary one and a Victorian one whose plots are interlaced, and not as its subtitle suggests a single one: "A Romance". It is a novel about a pair of young scholars who trace the correspondence between two Victorian poets. The contemporary love story between Roland Mitchell and Maud Bailey develops in parallel with and is intermingled with the story of the Victorian lovers, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, since the modern academics' quest for knowledge of the past drives the modern romance....   [tags: Papers]

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Beatrice and Benedick as a Couple in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

- Beatrice and Benedick as a Couple in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing 'Much Ado About Nothing' is a Shakespeare play set in Mecina. It is a comedy, about Don Pedro and his friends. The play focuses on the relationships of the characters, especially that of Beatrice/Benedick and Claudio/Hero. The two romances follow two different ideas, one an average romance in Shakespeare's day, the other a not so average romance. Beatrice and Benedick's history together is made clear from the start, when Beatrice tells the messenger bringing news of Benedick's return, that he 'is no less than a stuffed man', implying that he is very full of himself....   [tags: Papers]

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how a Christian couple would apply these beliefs in their married life

- A Christian couple would most likely apply their beliefs with an everlasting marriage, one that stays strong and provides a welcoming foundation for a family. The family is not merely an invention of society, but an institution founded by God himself. The family is God’s agency for populating the earth with people who would love God and be loved by Him. It is to be formed exclusively through a loving lifelong marriage covenant between a man and a woman. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Modern Family

- The Modern Family In September 2009, America was introduced to Modern Family, a mockumentary that centers around three families (“Modern Family”). Like most sitcoms, Modern Family is a show that defines our current era, in particular, the families of our era. Generally, television aims to please their viewers by airing shows that closely reflect their viewers’ lives. As family values change, so does the content of television (Manousos). For example, the American family is glorified in the 1950s show Leave it to Beaver....   [tags: unmarried gay couple, addams family]

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A Couple Of Yahoos

- David Filo was born in Wisconsin 1966 to Jerry, an architect, and Carol, an accountant, but he was raised in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. There they live in what is called an alternative community. They live semi-communally with six other families, sharing gardening duties and a kitchen. Filo attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He continued his education at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Jerry Yang was born Chih-Yuan Yang in Taiwan in 1968, and was raised by his mother, Lily, an English and drama teacher, after his father died when he was only two....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Young Couple by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer and Veronica by Adewale Maja-Pearce

- “The Young Couple” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer and “Veronica” by Adewale Maja-Pearce The writers in the following short stories from diverse cultures present relationship problems encountered by characters due to social and cultural pressures. The social pressures are civil war, poverty, apartheid, and education. The cultural pressures are due to different cultures with different values and beliefs, social standings in society and society’s prejudices and discrimination....   [tags: Young Jhabvala Lovers Gordimer Veronica Essays]

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How Prawer-Jhabvala Highlights the Culture Clash Between India and England in the Young Couple

- How Prawer-Jhabvala Highlights the Culture Clash Between India and England in the Young Couple Prawer-Jhabvala highlights the culture clash in several ways. Firstly, by using themes. Secondly, through the uses of images and languages. Finally, through the uses of characterisation of Naraian, Cathy and Naraian's parent. Firstly, Prawer-Jhabvala uses the main theme, clash of culture to show the culture clash between England and India. The first culture clash was shown on the reaction Naraian's friend to Cathy....   [tags: Papers]

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Socio-Economic Consequences of China’s ‘One-child per Couple’ Population Policy

- ... Although it is arguably true that these single-children can make their own guanxi outside of family, the single-children will not be able to share their social capital to each other with their siblings (Webster 2007). The one-child policy may have increased the ratio of rural children to urban children, and thereby encouraged the exploitative relationship between the city and countryside. The couples with worker registration (as opposed to the less favorable peasant registration) were more compliant with the policy, and were more likely to gain permits before giving birth, so the SRB is lower in urban than in rural areas (Li 1995: 568; Li 2007: 2-3)....   [tags: china´s population, history, ming dynasty]

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The Perfect Hosts, and The Secret to Being a Hospitable Couple

- Hospitality is a very complex and multifarious concept. Hospitality may be explained as an industry, a service, an attribute, or even a custom. All of these descriptions comprise of theories in human resources, anthropology, sociology, and psychology (Lynch et al). In each instance, however, there is a profound existence of understanding human nature. In order to be successful in understanding and providing hospitality, one must have a clear perception of the duality inherent in human nature. The idea of the duality innate in man’s nature refers to the notion that human nature is divided into two basic facets, good or evil....   [tags: human nature, duality, host, O´Gorman]

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The Senseless Couple: Romeo and Juliet’s Tragedy

- Is love worth it all. As publicized in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, reckless decisions may possibly lead to an unforeseen and dreadful conclusion. He also makes it known that if feelings about a situation are over dramatized they can cause a hazardous faux pas. That is exactly what Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence implement in Shakespeare’s tragedy. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the major characters cause the tragic outcome of the drama through their bad choices and decisions. Most importantly, Romeo’s poor choices and decisions lead to the tragedy of the drama....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Couple Relationships in Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

- The plays Macbeth by Shakespeare and Cat on the Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams both depict relationships between husbands and wives. In Macbeth the readers experience a relationship between a cowardly king and an ambitious queen, while in Cat on the Hot Tin readers see a more relatable relationship between a heartless plantation tycoon, Big Daddy and his timid wife Big Mama. As like in all relationships, there are definite differences between the interactions of Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, and Big Daddy to Big Mama....   [tags: Communication, Loyalty, Degrading]

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The Expectation of Marriage in Young New Couples

- A couple is always dreaming about having a happy family and perfect future for their life after getting married. Culture and gender roles in developed as well as developing countries have been shifting in the last three decades. In some Asian countries, because of influences of Western cultures and improving economy, there are many women starting to work in order to support their families rather than staying home. Surprisingly, now men have to share family responsibilities with their wives in household chores and taking care children while women are working....   [tags: financial management, young couples, independence,]

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Communication Traits of Happy Couples

- There are couples who are happy and there are those who are not. The success rate of marriages in America has fallen; fifty percent of all marriages will not make it to the end. Fifty percent of all marriages today, who enter into a “lifelong” commitment, will end in divorce. In search of a solution and an explanation researchers have turned to look at couples who are happy and those who are not, through all stages of a relationship. They have found that many of the traits that begin in a dating relationship will carry over into a marriage....   [tags: Relationships]

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Serial Killers and Sociopathic Couples

- Introduction. Women have fought for equality with men in the United States since the mid 1800s with the initiation of the woman’s rights movement. Not for special treatment, not for better opportunities, or even affirmative action, just equality. When it comes to killing, they are simply not viewed as aggressive creatures by the public. They were forced to do it, they are the victims, they must have been mentally or physically abused (Gurian 2011). There is very limited research on female serial killers, and even less so for women in partnerships with men, since they are rare cases....   [tags: history, criminology, ]

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Marital Relations of Couples in Poverty

- Divorce is the legal separation of a married couple most often caused by unhappiness and distrust between the two spouses. Poverty is the state of being extremely poor and lacking money, goods and support. In this paper I will be discussing the impact of low-income couples and how income, specifically in the poverty range, will affect the rates of divorce. Studies show that families in poverty are more likely to get a divorce because of the psychological stress. The goal of this paper is to discover whether economic hardships are a cause for divorce or rather a glue that will keep a couple together because the gains of staying together outweigh the costs of separating....   [tags: divorce rises with poverty]

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Adoption to the Homosexuals Couples

- What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To face this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity. Not by just giving children homes, but allowing them to experience, the lifestyle that same-sex parents contribute. In addition, the government must consider that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

- Emotionally focused therapy is designed to be short-term in structure. Developed principally by Dr. Susan Johnson, the main target of this type of therapy is couples and is focused on expressing emotions. The primary goal of emotionally focused therapy is to create a safe and long-lasting bond between romantic partners and family members while expanding and restructuring significant emotional responses. Partakers in emotionally focused therapy are emboldened to express their thoughts and emotions in a safe environment without fear of judgment....   [tags: psychology, therapy, counseling]

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Gay Couples Attending the Prom

- A traditional prom setting is a dance attended by a couple of young teens: a male and female couple. But what would happen if an individual would like to take a prom date of the same sex. Fighting a battle of rejection or acceptant from family or the school board to approve that a lover or a causal date to the prom should not be determine by the same sex. Whether it is gay students, friends with gay parents, gay clubs in public schools has been a controversial issue for many years. Two teenagers, Constance McMillen and Derrick Martin are facing this battle as they try to bring their date to the senior prom....   [tags: Prom, Gay students, Legal Issues]

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Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

- Adoption by Same-Sex Couples 19th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Conference I. Introduction In recent years, there has been an increase in same-sex couples applying to adopt children at both infancy and from the foster care system. Although society’s perception of a family normally consists of a mother and father, the times are changing. According to the United States 2000 Census, this societal perception of a normal family, referred to as the “nuclear family”, only represents less than 24%, of households in the U.S....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, gay righ]

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Perfect Couples or Relationships

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 Are we made for each other?. 
 We have seen or experienced many ups and downs in relationships, but what does it take to make the perfect intimacy in a couple today. Before we reach adulthood, we've been through a lot of change mentally and physically mainly at our peak teenage crisis, where we indulged ourselves in seeing someone at a younger age, thinking she/he could be the perfect soulmate, but it has never been the case - probably 2 out of 10 have made it through to their expectation.  The bond that was created sounded so profound but was at its highest flaw in many different angles, maybe due to our teenage immaturity.  However the effectiveness  and experiences gained from our past...   [tags: relationships, intimacy, teenage, love]

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Same Rights to Same Sex Couples

- People all over the world come to the United States in search of freedom and equality. Being able to marry anyone, no matter the gender, is a freedom of right, but if that freedom of right is taken away from people than there is no equality. Homosexual people in the United States are people that deserve freedom and equality and taking away their right to marriage is taking away their equality with the rest of Americans. Even though certain religions are against same sex marriage, same sex marriage guarantees equality and freedom....   [tags: Civil Union, Adoption]

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Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- Traditionally, a family has been considered to consist of a heterosexual couple and their children, but many forms of family life exist in contemporary society. Homosexual people also form family units, either as single parents or as couples, with children, who are included in the family through a variety of circumstances. Many have children who were born in previous families (Johnson & Piore, 2004) and many have children who were born in a previous heterosexual marriages. A gay man or lesbian women or couple can enlist the help of a surrogate to have a baby while other homosexuals adopted or foster children (Sherman, 2002; Virtel, 2007)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Couples Counseling Questions

- how are you today,below are my opinion as regards the question i asked you. I do spend money based on my priorities, I set up a list of things that are needed and things that are just wanted. If something is needed I don't hesitate in getting it even if there is no money I would see that the need is met as soon as possible, but if it is only wanted, then I do get it only if the resources are enough and they don't compromise my other needs. Also, I believe that a joint bank account is good for the couple and each partner should be responsible to spend the resources wisely and live according to what is been agree as to be necessary....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

- Imagine being in love with someone, but never having the ability to make the relationship official. For many same-sex couples across the United States of America this is a reality. Even though great strides have been made in the advancement of gay rights, homosexual couples still face opposition from the Federal Government by being denied the right to a marriage. Same-sex marriages should be constitutionalized. While the Federal Government denies gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, there are some state governments which allow same-sex couples the right to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriages....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Gay]

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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting

- “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]

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Expanding Marriage to Same-Sex Couples

- Marriage, the comprehensive and exclusive union of two people’s bodies and minds, is a special and important relationship. As Professor Macedo explained, “marriage is very public: Once people know you are married, all sorts of presumptions follow. People know that married spouses have made a special extensive commitment to one another, typically involving sexual fidelity, sharing a household, and caring for one another.” The label of marriage makes it known to others that two people are engaged in a long-term, exclusive relationship and “the commitment of marriage become social expectations and bases for normative judgment.” Regardless of sexual preferences, marriage is something that mos...   [tags: homosexuality, sexual orientation]

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Smartphone Application Technology: A Couples New Best Friend

- As the physical distance between people grows, entrepreneurs have begun to focus their attention on creating ways for couples in long distance relationships to stay in touch with one another. Societal function has changed drastically and nowadays many couples live part of their lives in long-distance relationships du to work constraints. Modern communication technology is constantly evolving and as distance furthers not only people, but also the intimacy in their relationships, technology must evolve to match this level of separation to preserve relationships....   [tags: real virtuality, human interaction]

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Same-Sex Couples: Is The United States the Land of the Free or Not?

- Many people come to the United States in hopes of having the freedom that they hear others talk about. What many don’t realize is that there are still many citizens fighting for certain freedoms even today in America. Many people define freedom in several ways: religious freedom, freedom to own a gun, and freedom to speak what is on their mind. However, there are still many people who are hoping for the freedom to love and marry that one special person in order to make their family complete without persecution....   [tags: freedom, marriage act, adoptions]

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Choices for Couples: Having None or Only One Offspring

- A child is a pleasure of a house because he or she creates untold joy to his or her parents. Unfortunately, Child-rearing is very pricey in these days. According to the U.S. survey, middle-income parent spend $234,900 for a child until he or she turns to 17, and that does not include for college tuition cost. That huge amount of money is a very big dilemma for the couples whether they should become parents or not. The parents not only have that financial responsibility, but also require sacrificing their time and freedom for the offspring with love, care and attention....   [tags: child rearing, childfree, parenthood]

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Couples Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

- As many as one in three females have experienced sexual abuse by the age of 18 (Russell, 1986). Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) experience negative psychological symptoms (Browne & Finkelhor, 1986; Kendall-Tackett, Williams, L. M., & Finkelhor, 1993). These women may later in life engage in relationships. The negative impact of sexual abuse could result in challenges faced by the relationship due to shame and difficulty with trust (Kochka & Carolan, 2002; MacIntosh & Johnson, 2008)....   [tags: Therapy]

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Should Homosexual Couples Be Allowed to Adopt Children?

- One of the issues that are argued everywhere in the United States of America the most today is whether gay or lesbian couples should be allowed to adopt children. People have different opinions on this kind of issue because some may think, for instance, that child who is raised by gay parents will turn out gay, and so on. However, people forget about children's happiness although they believe that children will be happier with straight and "normal" people. Who said so. Why do people decide for a kid....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, argumentative, persuasive]

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Treatments for Infertile Couples

- Treatments for Infertile Couples There are many people in the UKwho are infertile. To be infertile means to be unable to produce offspring. These people all have different medical problems which fortunately have many solutions however with disadvantages as well as advantages. However some people choose to stay infertile no matter how much they want a child. They might believe in a particular religion where it teaches that only God has the right to decide matters of life and death and he would be the one to decide whether they should have a child or not....   [tags: Papers]

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The Unfair Treatment of Same Sex Couples in the United States

- "On no issue in American life have opinions changed as fast as they have on gay rights," said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster and political consultant. "It is truly a stunning development." (Yost) Currently, the United States Government has left up the decision of same-sex marriage and civil unions up to the states, opening the door for many states to issue bans against it, and therefore leading to unfair treatment of individuals in some states. Same sex marriage is a civil rights issue and should be left up to the federal government....   [tags: rights, inequality, federal]

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Should Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt?

- ... In the article, Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professional and Parents, it states that social workers are hesitant to allow same-sex adoptions because they wonder how the child will be raised and how the child will feel about themselves and the parents being homosexual. It is also stated in the article that conservative political and religious groups show how same-sex adoption have negative effects on children (“Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents”). There have been cases where the courts have taken in the fact that a child adopted by homosexual parents could be teased because of the parents and did what was the best interest for the child....   [tags: happiness, rights, family, illegal]

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The Influence of Domestic Violence Among Latino Couples

- Problem The purpose of this study is to find how risk factors affect Hispanic students who are in relationships, and do these factors contribute to Intimate Partner Violence. The study is looking to discover: 1) How TAMIU Hispanic students in relationships are affected by traditional Hispanic gender roles beliefs, (2) Do married Hispanic TAMIU students in relationships suffer from an inverse association between socio-economical status and IPV, and (3) Do married Hispanic TAMIU students have a problem with frequency of alcohol use and IPV Limitations This study will be utilizing self-report surveys, the likelihood that the respondents will underreport or over report Intimate Partner Viol...   [tags: married hispanic, alcohol abuse, ]

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Why Couples Break Up

- In our complex society there are marriages and relationships that succeed and comparably many that do not. Unfortunately, many small conflicts within people do not resolve easily and lead up to divorces and/or break ups. It is unfair to say that particular sex is responsible for all the causes the difficulties in relationships. Therefore, both sides should be analyzed closely to find the flaws within the relationships. Most men think that their girlfriends or wives are the main problem makers, and strongly oppose the fact that they are the problem too....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Treatments for Infertile Couples

- Treatments for Infertile Couples There are many different types of treatments available to help infertile couples have children. Some of theses treatments are Artificial insemination and GIFT. Artificial insemination is when the partner or husbands sperm count is low. Some samples of the sperm are taken and inserted into the women’s womb. This method has been available for over 50 years however it has a low success rate. GIFT or gamete intra – fallopian transfer is when the sperm and the egg are fertilised by an air bubble in a fine tube....   [tags: Papers]

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Long Distance Relationships in College

- “Long-distance relationships in college.” Does that sound frightening, or does it sound like a poorly stated joke. Many people believe that long distance relationships are the sole thing that you do not get yourself into when going off to college. You choose your university, you rush your sorority or fraternity, you enroll into your classes, and you select your major, but whatever you do you should never choose to be in a long-distance relationship when pursuing higher education. For many newly dubbed “adults,” the spectacular college life contains a world full of partying, studying, hooking up, and experimenting (whatever that may entail)....   [tags: Couples, commitment]

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Adoption Options in Louisiana for Same-Sex Couples are Extremely Limited

- The Louisiana courts have remained conveniently silent regarding de facto, or psychological, parentage in their legislation and case law. In Gill v. Bennet, a grandmother appealed a lower court ruling, claiming she was the “psychological parent” of her grandchild because of a guardianship order from an Indiana court. The court noted there are no cases or statutes expressly addressing de facto parents in Louisiana. There have been custody and visitation cases regarding claims of “psychological parent” by grandparents, which resulted in the development of La....   [tags: de facto parent, law, couts]

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The Support of Married Couples by the Catholic Church

- The Support of Married Couples by the Catholic Church On the marriage day the couple and their relatives are all happy with great big smiles on their faces, however this doesn't last for long necessarily. No matter how perfect the marriage maybe there will always be some sort of a rough patch or troubled patch during the life span of the marriage, this is where the marital vows kick in and become real life, not just meaningless words. Some couples will be able to come through this rough patch or patches however, some will not have the commitment to make a marriage last and can't be bothered to try and fix what ever problem there may be....   [tags: Papers]

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Adoption by Gay Couples Should Be Legal in All 50 States

- ... Clearly neither comparison group does as well as children raised by their married biological parents, so on its face, these claims carry little weight even if they are true”. (George W. Dent Jr. "Same-Sex Parenting Is Harmful.") People may argue that a child needs both a mom and a dad to have a healthy childhood, however, it is sufficient enough to have a single mom or a single dad, and it is considered acceptable for those people to adopt. In 2012, a lesbian couple petitioned Federal Judge, Judge Bernard Friedman, with the right for them to adopt a child....   [tags: homosexual issues, equality]

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Essay on Contrasting Couples in The Taming of the Shrew

- Use of Contrasting Couples in The Taming of the Shrew      William Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of the Shrew illistrates the difficulty of trying to tame a headstrong, stubborn, and a high-spirited woman so that she will make a docile wife. The one attempting to tame Kate, the shrew, is Petruchio. They contend with each other with tremendous vitality and have a forced relationship. In contrast, there is another romantically linked couple who seemingly possess an ideal relationship. These young lovers, Bianca and Lucentio, share a love that is not grounded in reality, but in fantasy....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights

- Homosexual Couples and the Issue of Adaptation "Having two mummies or daddies is stupid, but it's better than having none at all" When asked for his opinion on the matter of gay couples adopting and raising children as their own, my eight year old brother replied with the above statement. Children are said to be the harshest critics; their opinions considered whole truths. But is this neutral and innocent view shared by the thousands of children currently in foster care worldwide....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Adopt Foster Parent Parenting]

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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples

- 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Cause and Effects of Divorce in American Couples and Children for the Last 25 Years

- In today’s society, divorce has become a normal thing in our lives. Married couples today are getting a divorce due to many different reasons. This essay will examine the cause and effect of divorce on children and couples for the last 25 years in America. Few of the causes might be getting married or the wrong reasons, lack of equality, abuse, spouses having an affair, loss of romantic feeling, conflicts, and other problems that will be discussed momentarily. The divorce would affect the children mentally, emotionally, and have a bad effect on their health....   [tags: financial problems, weakened relationships]

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