Psychological And Emotional Aspects Of Divorce Essay

1553 Words Nov 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Kathleen O’Connell Corcoran article Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Divorce explains in great detail the effects, stages, and reactions for divorce. She also explains the effects and reactions that are typical for women, men, and the child/ren of the parents getting divorced. The article begins with the details of how common divorce really is and the statistics of divorce and the statistics for children who have divorced parents and parents who were not married. The United States has the highest divorce rate at fifty percent of all marriages ending in divorce and sixty-seven percent of all second marriages ending in divorce. Also fifty percent of children are the children of divorced parents and another twenty-eight percent of children are born to parents who never married.
Next Corcoran goes into the effects of divorce on women, men, and children. These effects can vary from person to person and relationship to relationship but it is a good bases to go by and gives some insight into the way each groups handles divorce.
Women for insists are far more likely to be the ones to initiate the divorce then men are and ninety percent of divorced mothers have custody of the child/ren. Sixty percent of the people living in poverty are divorced women and children and a single mother often support up to four children while living under poverty. The after effects of divorce on women are not as harsh as they are on men. Women usually experience less stress and adjust better.…

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