America 's Divorce Rate Is A Effect On A Child 's Life By Causing Mental Disorders And Social Difficulties

1318 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God 's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith and pledge myself to you. These are commonly used vows in most weddings, but the thing is, here in America it does not follow through. Right now in 2016 America’s divorce rate is at 40-50 percent (Irvin). Half of the people that repeat these vows to their significant other end up getting divorced. With that said, think of all the children growing up with divorced parents. No matter the circumstances, the child should be supported through many different networks. A parent 's divorce has negative effects as it wrecks havoc on a child 's life by causing mental disorders and social difficulties.

Marriage divorce rates of all ages have been rising since 1996. In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, and 876,000 divorces a year (Irvin). Now think about all of the kids in America that have parents who have split. No matter the age of the child, the split will still affect the child or infant in some way. Here in the United States the divorce rates are at 50 percent, which is actually low compared to Belgium which is currently at 75 percent. The biggest cause for divorce is marrying at a young age. Sometimes people will marry their highschool sweetheart and live…

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