The Effects Of Divorce On Family 's Future Life Should Be Taken Into Consideration

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Many Americans would be shocked to learn that “in America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876000 divorces a year” (32 Shocking). Divorce causes many negative effects and has become too accepted in society. Children and parents are affected physically through the divorce process. There are psychological effects for the members of the family that are involved. The negative impacts on the family’s future life should be taken into consideration. Children and parents are both negatively affected physically by divorce, but in different ways. Children of divorced parents are more likely to engage in sexual activity at a younger age: “Adolescent females from divorced families are more likely to have sex at a younger age than their never-divorced counterparts and have more sexual partners during their high school years” (Portnoy 128). Adolescent females have a need for male interaction. When going through a divorce, the father often doesn’t direct the necessary attention towards his daughter. When the teenager doesn’t get the male attention she needs and wants from her father, she often associates with more males her own age. This often leads to sexual activity at an early age. Adolescent males that are going through the divorce also show a high level of sexual activity: “Residing in a single mother household appears to increase the likelihood of early sexual activities for boys” (Portnoy 128).…

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