Essay on The Divorce Of A Parent 's Second Marriage

756 Words Feb 16th, 2015 4 Pages
A widespread problem, many people face, is how to co-parent responsibly after what can sometimes be a nasty divorce. The biggest problem that that comes along with this is the effect it has on the children of said divorce. They are the ones who really feel the blunt force of the situation, and a lot of the times their feelings are not taken into consideration. Many times, we as parents cannot put our personal feelings aside to work together for the sake of the child’s wellbeing. 50% of all North-American children will witness the divorce of their parents. Almost half of them will also see the breakup of a parent’s second marriage (Furstenburg and Others –Life Course-). 50% of all the children born to married parents today will experience the divorce of their parents before they are 18 years old (Fagan, Fitzgerald, Rector, -The Effects of Divorce On America-). More parents are more focused on their careers and finances, rather than focusing on their families, and a lot of the time that can result in divorce. Every day stress puts strain on a relationship, causing it to falter. I can count on one hand how many people I know that grew up with intact families and that is not very many. It takes about two years or more for a child to adjust their parents being separated. Age also plays a huge factor as to how the child or children will react to the situation. An article on www.children-and-divorce.com states that children in the “pre-school” phase tend to blame themselves for…

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