Essay on Divorce : Causes And Consequences

722 Words Aug 6th, 2014 3 Pages
Divorce: Causes and Consequences The high rates of divorce are a worrying trend amongst psychologists. It is a societal issue that continues to separate many families. At times, divorce is the only choice and sometimes it is the best choice. However, it always leaves the family devastated since normal activities are no longer normal. In this book, Clarke-Stewart and Brentano seek to present the latest information on divorce, its causes and consequences. In particular, the authors seek to give information on how different members of the family are affected by divorce. It is important to understand that divorce does not occur at once, it is a process that the family has to go through and its effects can be felt even after the divorce papers have been signed. Chapter five of this book presents an in-depth analysis of the effects of divorce on children which is an important topic to discuss. Statistics as presented in this book indicate that more than one million children each year have to go through divorce (Clarke-Stewart & Brentano, 2006). This is around half or more of all the children born to married parents. These are staggering statistics which leave many questions unanswered. Children undergo all sorts of changes when the parents are divorced. They undergo emotional, physical and social turmoil, which is all part of the divorce process. Each child is affected differently by divorce. The documented effects cannot be generalized and said to be occurring in every child…

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