The Effects Of Divorce And Homosexual Marriage On Children

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Divorce and Homosexual Marriage and How it Affects Children Parent relationships play a huge role in a child’s development. A child learns what is appropriate, how to behave and are shown what a fundamental marriage looks like. If their parent’s relationship concludes in divorce, they will not see a truly successful relationship causing the child to have some short and long-term effects hindering them in their life. Homosexual marriage also has some lasting effects on a child because of the irregular parenting style in a society where heterosexual marriage is common. Divorce and homosexual marriage can create potential short and long-term effects, demonstrating that heterosexual marriage is in the best interest of the children. Many children …show more content…
In his research paper, “Positive Outcomes of Divorce” (2014) Grant Mohi offers an opposing look on divorce that proposes children involved in a divorce situation have other positive outcomes that many choose to ignore. Mohi supports his argument by explaining his research on a study someone had done, known as the Sever et al in 2008 in order to persuade the reader to believe there are not only negative outcomes of divorce on children. In the study, there were 158 Israeli young adults whose parents had been divorced earlier in their life. Many of the Israelis said that they had some negative outcomes, but there were many more long term positive outcomes through the process of their parents’ divorce. For example, the young adults stated that they were able to acquire a closer relationship with their parents, were more apt to determine the needs of people, and were capable of determining supportive people quicker. Furthermore, they felt more empowered, empathy towards others, and knew what not to look for in a relationship. Mohi also discusses another study, done by Rosemary Bernstein which reports that young adults that had previously dealt with their parents’ divorce possessed more sympathy, enthusiasm, awe and an understanding of a person’s mental state. These attributes that the young adults acquired subsequent to their parents’ divorce, do not overpower the abundance of negative outcomes that are at risk for the child. Many of the children can develop these attributes in other circumstances rather than going through a divorce with a much higher risk of harmful effects. Mohi states, “This [Bernstein’s study] suggests that it is the individual’s experience and interpretation of the divorce, rather than the divorce itself, that influences the nature of their [the children] outcome with regards to romantic attachment”

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