Effects of Divorce on Kids

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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, either because a spouse having an affair, a loss of romantic feelings, conflicts in the marriage, and other types of problems. Most divorces have children that are really young and due to their age they don’t have any idea on how to deal with the type of situation. All of us here live in the state of Kansas, we all go to Olathe South High School, and we all have a friend or know of someone who has dealt with divorce. We have all experienced this or know how it works in some way whether going through it ourselves or not. Children are the ones who are normally affected the most; they will have to learn to deal with their parent’s divorce at such a young age, affecting them in a positive or negative way. Although, divorce really is not a good thing, sometimes it can be positive such as; children being happy, parents being happy, and allowing them to mature. Parents being separated can be better for the kids because then they do not have to deal with the parents fighting. If they are put in better and stable environments it can affect them in positive ways. Sometimes it is also better for the child if they have been in the environment of abuse, such as; parent, brother, sister, or themselves being abused. If parents are happy then more than likely the kids are happy, because the children look up to the parents. Better communication skills in the long run will help parents and children be more understanding with one another. Not many divorces end well or even start off good but it can be a better thing for everyone in the family depending on the situation. Divorce can be negative causing alienation whether it is children losing their self-esteem, not being able to trust anyone, parent favoritism, or financial aid for college.

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