The Cause And Effects Of Divorce Effects On Children

Decent Essays
In today’s day and age, divorce between married couples is more common than ever before. The number of causes of divorce could be compared to the number of divorced couples out there in the world. A few of the most common divorce causes would be, lack thereof, financial stability, communication and commitment. All in all, divorces effect children the most. The effects within the child could range from emotional issues to behavioral problems. Children tend to pick up on their parent’s bad habits, so they are most likely to divorce eventually. Children also are likely to attain how the divorce effected their parents. These things include stress, resentment and the child could even develop commitment issues. One of the leading causes of divorce …show more content…
Marriage is a team effort. One main cause of divorce today is lack of communication in the marriage. Priorities play a huge role in this issue. Today’s generation is very caught up in technology and social media. A spouse may claim they are “too busy”, to talk. An individual being caught up in work or taking care of children is a part of life, but partners should make time for each other in between work schedules and soccer games. Bottling up feelings begin to happen when two people in a relation are not willing to talk things through. Those accumulated feelings are a time bomb that could explode any minute. The after math? Divorce. Everyone has their disagreements, but when it is a constant struggle and problems remain unresolved, it is time to call it quits. One reason for divorce is incompatibility usually because two rush into the marriage. Incompatibility creates the problem of inability to resolve a conflict, another reason why divorce is so common. Many factors can play a part in lack of communication in a marriage, but that does not justify how necessary it really is. Lack of communication in a marriage is a key factor in a …show more content…
Marrying too young is a factor. Young adults are indecisive and constantly changing. Marrying at a young age is a mistake may make and few marriages last. Convenience should not be an aspect for marriage. Over time, being married is not a big deal, which is when a partner might begin to start taking their loved one for granted. Affection plays a huge role in any marriage and without it the relationship beings to fall apart. It is easy to take for granted someone that has always been there, but divorced couples soon realize after divorce what life is like without that person. Lack of commitment could cause a married couple to just simply give up on one another. This is easier than working things out and making sacrifices for each other. Vows do not get taken as seriouslt as they should. Some married couples do not process the “for better or for worse concept, it is just something that is said at the alter. Commitment would not a problem in married couples if they marry at an appropriate age and know every single detail about their future spouse. The effects of lacking commitment can be bitter. Sure, finding someone new could be exciting, but could come to a heartbreaking end. Second marriages are most likely to split than the first. A book titled “Should I Keep Trying to Work it Out?” is filled with questions, answers, and solution to couples struggling to keep their marriage alive. Dr. William H.

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Possible Causes Of Divorce

    • 1130 Words
    • 5 Pages

    When couples lack quality sex in their relationship, they neglect to build that bond and divorce inevitably follows. Divorce is painful to endure and can cause tremendous amounts of stress, but it can be devastating to the children involved, as well as the couple. According to http://www.heritage.org, “Children whose parents have divorced are increasingly the victims of abuse. They exhibit more health, behavioral, and emotional problems, and have higher rates of suicide”. This sounds modifying, but an abundance of marriages has already experienced these problems, particularly men abused their wives physically and emotionally, and if the children are close enough to be involved, it means they all experience the…

    • 1130 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    After all, divorce can be time consuming and expensive in comparison to a lease. It is not to say, the emotional impact is less detrimental, although, it is a less serious commitment as opposed to marriage. Altogether, the individual or both partners may feel less guilty about leaving the relationship while cohabiting, rather than if they were in a marriage. Therefore, couples can use cohabitation to be intimate with one another,…

    • 735 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Divorce in America Getting marry to someone is a very serious decision in life. From the past to the present people in today 's world, the word divorce is a normal process for about half of the Americans than ever before. There are as many causes for divorce as there are people who divorce. Divorce itself is both a cause and an effect. There are many factors that contribute to divorce, such as lack of money, drug and/or in today 's society, divorce is more the norm than ever before.…

    • 1132 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    People show this effect in different ways. Adults of divorced parents may choose to marry someone they don’t really know or love to get themselves out of an unhappy home. Even though their marriages may not work out for the long run, adults may see it as a temporary fix to a problem they’ve been experiencing for too long. Adults can also develop a sense of unease and anxiety with the opposite sex. It can be harder for them to build and grow a trustful, fulfilling relationship because they have the mindset that marriages can’t work out or are likely to fail (Costello, 2003, p.…

    • 1404 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Children tend to be effected by their parents’ divorce much more than parents realize. Even though a divorce can turn out to be the best solution, it still elicit physical and mental strain on all family members. Children of divorced parents who do not possess the proper coping skills necessary to transition from a two parent home to a single parent home may experience life threatening events, feelings, or emotions. Examples of these effects may includes: a lack of problem- solving skills,interpersonal issues; for adolescents it can result in very early premarital sex as well as self-esteem issues (Churchill & Fagan, 2012). Single Parents and Today’s Families (n.d) brought out that divorce may result in dating issues, increase chances of cohabitation, higher expectations and likelihood of divorce later in life, and a decreased desire to have children of their own.…

    • 879 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It is nearly impossible for a marriage to be smooth throughout its entirety. However, if the bond is strong enough these bumps will not damage the marriage, they will however force the couple to learn from their experiences and grow closer together as one. Too many people in today 's society give up on a marriage as soon as things start getting tough. Many of these failed relationships may have succeeded with more effort and dedication for saving the love they once have. However, there are also cases where two people either never were or are one day no longer meant to be.…

    • 1398 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Such a thing results in a wave of anger and hate. If a rejected spouse cannot re-establish a partner 's love, at least, he can cause that ex-partner enough pain so as not to be completely ignored or forgotten (Kessler, Peter S.). Anxiety is also one of the most common feelings, throughout and after the divorce. Children and parents often feel less in control of one’s life. Children report worrying about where they will be living, and whom will be housing them.…

    • 1344 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Another reason is that it could be because of the sudden change of lifestyle. Trust is also a big issue. Some may get too jealous and insecure, or it could just be that their personalities weren’t compatible. Sometimes people don’t think about these things because they are so in love, they just look over it. There are many reasons why a longer marriage would end in a divorce.…

    • 1197 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Effects of Divorce on Children “The family is the building block of society, and marriage is its foundation.” (Fagan, Patrick F., and Aaron Churchill. 2012). However, divorce is all around us in today’s society and is becoming the new norm. Nearly half of all marriages will end in divorce and 40% of children in this country will experience parental divorce. Children are often the ones who are most affected by a divorce but parents don’t always realize the affect that divorce can have on a child.…

    • 1218 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It is stated that a more regressive response is seen in a child and a more aggressive response in the adolescent (Pickhardt). For any child involved in a parents divorce it disturbs the trust and dependency on parents who now behave in an undependable way. Children coping with a parental divorce all act out in their own way to gain attention from the parents. Children ages one to five may become very clingy, throw various tantrums, refuse to do things asked of them, and become resistant to other caretakers such as a preschool teacher or babysitter. Psychologists say this may be a result of these children trying to get attention wherever they can from whoever they…

    • 2537 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics