Divorce Rate Essay

375 WordsMar 7, 20112 Pages
The current divorce rate, reported by the Americans for Divorce Reform, is 40 or possibly even 50 percent. However this data is not accurately correct because it hides many aspects about distribution. First of all, there are differences in people of different ages. The highest divorce rate is among women and men between 20 to 24 years old. The divorce rate for first marriage, second and third marriages are also different. According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, the divorce rate is 50% of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third end in divorce. According to discovery channel, couples with children have a lower rate of divorce than childless couples. Some main reasons for divorce are: lack of commitment towards marriage; sexual incompatibly and infidelity; lack of communication between spouses; abandonment, sexual abuse and emotional abuse; differences in personal and career goals; different expectations about household tasks and financial problems; religious beliefs, cultural and lifestyle differences. In the issue of divorce, children are the most innocent victims. Some affected children will feel isolated, angry and be intensely unhappy. They may feel grief, embarrassment, resentment, and divided loyalty. Many teens also may doubt their ability to get married or to stay married because of the fear of change. Also, Research show that boys raised by fathers and girls raised by mother may be more responsible and mature than children raised by the parent of the opposite sex. One of the myths of divorce is that it is usually men who initiate divorce proceedings, however, it is not true. Also, it is said that divorced women are more emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged than do men, but research show that divorced women are happier than divorced men and better off emotionally too. Word
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