Apathy In Family

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According to Merriam-Webster, apathy is the feeling of not having much emotion or interest. People in general tend to have a lot of emotions ranging from joy, sadness, anger, and fear. These emotions are on a constant view to the world around them with facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. Although, love is one of the strongest emotions felt by any human on this planet, with its passion everyone craves to just have a glimpse of the euphoric feeling of being in love. Though, some of the people in the world dislike the thought of relationships or just love and romance in general. Whether it be from a past situation, anxiety, or trust issues makes people really cautious around others when it comes to putting their feelings up for grabs. …show more content…
When this happens the children are known to have lived in a broken home where the family is either divorced or struggling with other problems that are hard to help. The children that grow up in these situations tend to have addictions ad illness later in life and as these health issues progress they are less likely to have any involvement in love at all (Chan, Sue). Christina Steinorth, a California psychotherapist and author said that “it is no secret that children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced (Philpott, Shannon).” In the year 2014 there were 6.9 per 1,000 total population of marriages in the United States of all forty-nine states reporting and 3.2 per 1,000 of every forty-five states reporting were divorces (Marriage and Divorce). These few children that were in families that had divorces cannot foster a healthy relationship if one at all without experiencing challenges from their parents’ divorce themselves (Philpott, Shannon). A recent study that was done at the University of Denver by researchers Rhoades, Stanley, and Markman found that women whose parents were divorced had low confidence and commitment to relationships, this was not the same in men though

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