Effects Of Divorce On Children

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The Effects of Divorce on Children Instructor’s Name: Dr. Rebecca Waldenstrom Date: May 13, 2011 Abstracts Divorce is often a traumatic experience. Divorce has become a norm in our lives. Married couples today are getting divorce due to many reasons, a spouse committing an affair, couples growing apart and conflicts in the marriage. No matter if you are a child, an adult, initiated the divorce or not, you go through an emotional rollercoaster of chaos, guilt, frustration, and helplessness. The effects of divorce on each child will differ from another child. Children will be effect by the living situation and may miss the parent who is no longer living with them. Divorce is hard for everyone, it might sound simple, but it’s not easy for a husband and wife to decide to end a marriage. Often times they spend a long time trying to solve the problems before deciding to divorce. But sometimes they just can’t fix the problems and decides that a divorce is the best solution for everyone. I don’t believe that anyone when they are at the altar have a vision in their mind that in the next couple of years I am going to file for divorce. Everyone is clinging to those words “till death do us part” but sometimes don’t words don’t fully manifest, because in a couple of months or years couples are filing for a divorce. Divorce has become an unquestionable remedy for a miserable marriage. Introduction Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Every year in the U.S. approximately one million children experience divorce which, is about one in every three children (Amato 1995). Going through a divorce is not something someone will be celebrating over unless the life you were living was and abusive or a physical one. However hurtful divorce is on the couple that is going through it, the decision of the parents will affect their off springs.
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