Social Effects Of Divorce On Children Research Paper

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The effects of divorce on children in the United States
Marriage is a relationship between man and woman and this relationship is built on a legal, sociological and psychological basis. Also, marriage is a known relation for having children and gives them all what they need for their lives. Indeed, marriage provides the elements of a child 's life that come from an interlinked and successful family (Barlow & Durband, 2008). In a study continued for 10 years, 14,000 adults said marriage is a major source of their happiness. Whether people in marriage are happy or not, they achieve a good degree of well-being. Also, self-esteem and satisfaction in life are an effects of marriage in people 's lives. In addition, married people have good health
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Results of 92 studies were published at the beginning of the last decade by Amato and Keith that examined the difference in well-being between children from divorced family and children from married family. Unfortunately, those studies showed that children from divorced family achieved less success in their education, leadership, psychological adjustment, social suitability and self- concept than children from married family. in reality, divorce become more acceptable in the community, and the parents become more careful about the negative effects of divorce on their children, these things implied Amato and Keith to think that the gap in well-being between children from divorced family and children from married family become less. Divorce scored high rate in 1990 and people tried to decrease that, so they opened some programs in the school to teach children and especial courses for parents. Those things were to help and reduce the gap in well-being between children from divorced family and children from married family but sadly many studies proved that did not work well. In fact, the studies in 1990 continued show their results that are saying that children from a divorced family still cannot achieve what children from married family can achieve in education success, good health, psychological adjustment, …show more content…
In fact, the negative effects of divorce will reach all children 's lives aspects that are psychological, sociological and economical aspect. Unfortunately, children will lose their feelings secure after they see the parents separate also they lose their self-worth, or they will have low self-worth because they feel that they were the cause of their parents ' divorce. In addition, children will lose the good model for them after they see what their parents did to each other, and their respect for authority will reduce. Many studies proved that children from an intact family scored high level in their education, leadership, psychological adjustment, social suitability and self- concept than children from divorced family. Many events that happen in children 's ' lives before divorce affects children 's adjustment with divorce. If the parents do not save their marriage, there are many things that they have to think about after divorce to help each one of them and to help their children. Those things are related to respect each other and stop blames each other because their marriage ends. Also, they have to remember good things that they were sharing when they were married. Furthermore, the parents must think about their financial sources and how they will divide it between them in a good way, and not forget that their

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