Divorce Is A Social Problem Essay

702 Words Nov 25th, 2015 3 Pages
“For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part”. These traditional wedding vows seem to have less and less of a meaning as time goes on and as divorce rates increase. “Slightly more than forty percent of contemporary first marriages are likely to end in divorce” (Wilcox). Divorce is a social problem that affects many and does not seem to be slowing down. Wilcox talks about how due to men and women 's faith in marriage being shaken because of the wave of divorces; marriage rates have fallen. “From 1960 to 2007, the percentage of American women who were married fell from sixty-six percent to fifty-one percent, and the percentage of men who were married fell from sixty-nine percent to fifty-five percent” (Wilcox). If the percentage of people who lose faith in the concept of marriage keeps increasing who knows if in one hundred years the concept of marriage will still even be relevant. Marriage can be defined as a permanent relationship that is recognized legally, institutionally, and socially. Divorce is a way to get out of this permanent and binding relationship. The two people who are getting the divorce are most of the time not the only ones affected. More and more children are growing up with divorced parents. Growing up with divorced parents can greatly affect someone’s childhood. Nuclear families, a married couple and their dependent children, are becoming less prominent in society. Instead the postmodern family seems to…

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