The Effects Of Parental Divorce On Middle Late Childhood And Adolescents

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The effects of parental divorce on middle-late childhood and adolescents Many years ago traditional family was seen as the main goal for many couples that were recently engaged or were married. Nowadays this is not a goal anymore, as it seems that traditional family is a challenge for many couples. Every time someone gets married the last thing they want to think about is getting a divorced. Divorce is something that we attempt to see more and more often. In today’s world, divorce is a normative event, which is affecting approximately half of all marriages in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004). The rise in divorce can definitely correspond to the law of many states allowing unilateral divorces. As Stated by Jonathan Gruber (2000), “Most states in the U.S. allow for unilateral divorce, which increases the ease of divorce by not requiring the explicit consent of both partners” (Gruber, 2000). Nowadays divorce is seen as something very common and usual to do unlike before. Since getting a divorce has become very easy the number of couples having a divorce has increased over the years. Therefore, there is a tremendous importance to see the effects of divorce in the stages of middle/late childhood and adolescence. There have been different types of research that have been done to indicate the different types of effects divorce have in the stage of middle childhood and in adolescence. As stated, by Castro Martin (1989), the United States has seen dramatic changes in…

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