Negative Effects Of A Broken Family

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When I was a child, I used to think everyone would grow up, get married, and live a happy life. I now believe that you can get married and have a happy life, but I found out this is not always the case for some. Many people do get married and may or may not have children, but a large number of those people get a divorce. A number of studies have recently suggested between 40 and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce (Issitt 2). That number not only shocked me but also made me realize how lucky I am to have parents who are together. Since there are a large number of divorces, that means there are many broken families out there. Although divorce may seem of concern to only a small group of people, it should, in fact, concern anyone who cares …show more content…
Many people don’t realize how big of a role support plays in the family, until they don’t have that support system anymore. Support is not truly gone in a broken family, but it may not be as present or as strong as a whole family 's support system. This leads to not only the children struggling in the family, but also the parents because they do not have one another to support each other. What happens when the children are at one parent 's house, how does the other parent feel? Most likely they won’t feel complete and like they 're missing something. In broken families, they aren’t connected all the time. Other people may think they wouldn’t mind not seeing their children all the time or having time to themselves. I agree alone time is nice, but personally I would not be able to be away from people I love even for a little while. The children still have their parents, albeit separately, for support, but the parents don’t have each other so who are they supposed to turn to? Parents do get support from their children, but having support from an adult would also be good for them. The support parents get from their children is still done separately. Support not only means emotionally but also physically, for example, when parents go watch their child play a sport, which is physical support, and emotional support is being comforted if something is wrong. Broken …show more content…
With broken families the children might have to move back and forth between their parents’ house. This can be a very big hassle, it takes time and work to go through this process however often they need to switch houses. Depending on the kids’ situation like how old they are and how far away the parents live from one another plays a role in the time it takes. I observed while working at my job not just one time and one family but multiple times and many families meeting up to give the kids and their belongings to the other parent. In my observations I noticed how sad the kids were to have to say goodbye to one of the parents and have to leave with the other. I also noticed how sad the parent was to have to leave the children until it is their turn. What truly breaks my heart is knowing the children will not see one of their parents for awhile. People may say having a broken family and dealing with the swapping of children would become a routine and would not be so bad. Although I agree it could become a routine and be considered normal, I can not agree it would not be so bad because the truth is the children only get to see one parent at a time and it must be very complicated for them. Likewise, children should not have to worry about remembering which house they have to go to or which weekend they are at their mom or dads house. I think children should not have to worry about that because I have a whole

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