The Effects of Divorce on Children

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In today’s society, divorce has become a norm in our lives. Most divorcing parents are very concerned about their children’s react to their separation and divorce. They want to know “ will my children grow up to be healthy and happy? “ Sadly, the divorce can lead to problems with the child’s perception of daily life. The impact divorce has on the family is more prominent to the children than their parents. Divorce leads to a massive change into the life of boys or girls no matter what the age. Children from divorced families have to learn to cope with many changes in their family: witnessing loss of love between parents, having parents break their marriage commitment, adjusting to going back and forth between two different household, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other. They may have more responsibility placed on them. The divorce can also cause an unhappy environment for the children. The children may not like the person that their mom or dad has chosen to be with. This can cause conflicts between stepparents, parents, and children. Children would also have the mental problem of choosing which parent to live with. This can cause a child to be confused and stressed because of the love the child has for both parents. Those all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. For children, divorce can be negative emotion suck as bitterness, stress, sad, confusing, emotional pain, fear, feeling abandoned, feeling betrayed and loss of self-esteem. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. When their divorced parents keep on fighting. The bigger, the conflict and the longer it takes, the more the children seem to be affected. And sometimes, children believe they have the conflict between their parents. Many children assume the responsibility for bringing their parent back
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