A Happy Marriage Is Three Things Essay

1383 Words Aug 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
“A happy marriage is three things: memories of togetherness, forgiveness of mistakes and a promise to never give up on each other.” – Surabhi Surendra. According to the American Psychological Association, the divorce rate among couples in American is around 40 to 50 percent. Jill was excessively involved in school and various extra curricular activities. She had always excelled in school and was continuously on the A honor roll every year. About a year prior to Jill’s parents divorce, her grades started to slip and her behavior changed dramatically. Most believed it was just a phase she was going through, however, it was just the beginning of a long battle she was about to face. After Jill’s parents got divorced she received her first F and was kicked off the basketball team and was suspended from track. She then proceeded to hangout with a “bad” group of people who influenced her to start drinking and smoking cigarettes. Jill almost did not graduate from high school because she found out that she was about to have a baby. This story made me consider what could have prevented Jill from heading down such an inferior path than the one she was destined towards. In my opinion, Jill’s parent’s divorce had a lot to do with the awful direction her life took a turn for. Divorce rates are higher than ever, making it extremely important for parents to understand that divorce negatively affects their children’s academic achievement, behavior, and risk of getting incarcerated.
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