Children From Broken Homes Display A Low Commitment Towards Marriage

900 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
In regards to the second example, Fagan & Churchill (2012) provide that children from broken homes display a low commitment towards marriage. In the context of divorce, however, the reverse is true. According to Fagan (1999) compared to girls, teenage boys are far less likely to marry as a result of being brought up in a broken home. Even if they did marry, they would still experience higher levels of marital instability that could ultimately fuel divorce (Fagan, 1999). The underlying reason, according to Fagan & Churchill (2012), is the inability for young adults raised in broken homes to commit to relationships that could potentially lead to marriage. This is reinforced by Fagan (2000) who states that young adults from broken homes find it less easy to trust their fiancées and tend to love them less altruistically. In regards to the third example, Fagan & Churchill (2012) argue that when parents’ divorce each other, there occurs an intrinsic disconnect between them and their children. This disconnect is responsible for instigating a decline in the quality of relationship between parents and children, that is almost always carried into adulthood. Proponents argue that because of this, children from broken families find it hard to trust their parents. This lack of rust and personal relationship with their parents greatly impacts on the psychological well-being, which explains why most children from broken families are unhappy, aggressive, and generally negative about life.…

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