Essay about Divorce : The Legal Dissolution Of Marriage

714 Words Oct 8th, 2015 3 Pages
Divorce is defined as the legal dissolution of marriage and has reached historically high levels in most industrial societies. Divorce rates have been increasing for over a century, and today it is recorded that 50% of couples in America who marry end up in divorce. Therefore before the age of 18, half of all children living in the United States will witness their parents’ divorce (32 Shocking Divorce Statistics). Divorce can be caused by couples not feeling the same as when they got married, mental illness, or even abuse. Often there are children involved, and divorce may leave the children frightened and rather confused. These feelings may be caused by the living situations, parents fighting, or having to split the costs of everything. Divorce has been believed to be one of the leading causes of various behavioral, social, emotional, and economic problems among adolescents and adults.
Money issues can be a prevalent cause of divorce. For example one partner may not be working at all and the other partner may be forced to support them both from his or her job. Often couples do work too much and can become absorbed in the work. Working excessively may result in less time for each other. These factors are likely to cause excessive amounts of stress. The high levels of stress can then lead to fighting and a hostile home environment. Fighting can more often than not lead to a loss of feeling between couples. These reasons lead to divorce and an unhealthy environment for the…

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