The Negative Effects Of Divorced Families

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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…
I also noticed how they don’t know how to handle certain situations properly. For example, a student was frustrated with how much homework they had and it was only a few subjects but they made a really big deal about it and they also mentioned how their grades were not too good. These people may have been having other problems in their life, but it seems to me that having divorced parents does affect their school life. Some personal experiences I have with this subject is also having a lot of homework at times and dealing with the stress of getting it all done. I think I can deal with with the stress a lot better because I have a lot of support at home and I probably don’t have as much stress as someone in a broken family so I am able to relax and not worry about not being able to finish …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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