Divorce Annotated Bibliography

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Reem Wahba 900112155 3rd draft Annotated bibliography 1.) Clarke-Stewart, Alison, and Cornelia Brentano. Divorce: Causes and Consequences. New Haven [Conn.: Yale UP, 2006. Print. I will use the first chapter of the book which is under “ The Social Context of Divorce”, it mainly talks about the history of divorce and when it developed and why. It’s mainly concerned about the psychological aspects. It first talks about the early history of divorce, at the beginning it wasn’t really determined by religion or any laws or anything it was all about a decision between a couple that think they cant live with each other anymore but then Christianity came along to forbid divorce. People actually suffered a lot from that law so there was…show more content…
People should really start to focus more on their relationship before getting anything serious should see if they would really know how to live along with no bad consequences and if not they should really consider their children’s emotion and the power of the word separation on them. 2.) Amato, Paul. Consequences of Divorce for Adults and Children. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. This book starts by mentioning the 5 questions that are going to be answered through out the book which are how do individuals from married and divorced families differ in well-being? Are these differences due to divorce or to selection? Do these differences reflect a temporary crisis to which most people gradually adapt or stable life strains that persist more or less indefinitely? What factors mediate the effects of divorce on individual adjustment? And last but not least, what are the protective factors that account for individual variability in adjustment to divorce? It’s stated in the book that divorce sometimes benefits some individuals while leads others decrements in well-being, which is something you cant, recover fully from. To my surprise actually stated is that remarriage after divorce is more likely to dissolute rather than the first marriage because its goes like it’s a shift from a dominant partner and way of life changes the way adults meets their intimacy over the life…show more content…
In the chapter the author discusses how divorce is related to emotional feelings and that its even worse than death because you lose someone you know is alive which is worse from my point of view. Mentioned in the chapter is how the divorce reflects negatively of course on the children and the parents as well. For the parents it’s going through the process of losing their partnership as a husband or a wife and for the kids or children it’s the loss of the intimate relationship of the day to day with their non-residential parent. Which of course resembles for both, the parents and the children, home feeling of belonging. Other than that of course there are different stages of mixed up feelings either anger, conflicts adapting to the new life, sadness and grief. Some people after going through the process of divorce move out of the house so children start to go to new schools, have new friends or go to different neighbor hoods which is something that increases their feeling of anger because they feel that their life had totally changed and they should adapt to so many new dwells so that makes the subject harder. Of course divorce isn’t only about parents fighting all the time or parents that can’t take it any longer or so on. There are

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