The Positive And Negative Effects Of Divorce On Children

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Each year, millions of children all over the world suffer from the divorce of their parents. Divorce causes irreversible tension to all involved, but most all of to the children; Divorce permanently weakens the relationship between children and parents. It leads children down a destructive path for the future and detrimentally impacts the individual in numerous ways. Divorce weakens the child’s overall health, increasing behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric risks, even including suicide. Crime is increased as well as, abuse/neglect, and drug use. Household incomes become an issue considering it gets deeply cut after a separation. Education is a huge issue while dealing with divorce. It affects the child’s learning capacity and educational …show more content…
The child is constantly in a stressful environment and can easily turn to things in order to cope with the issue. Children of divorced parents suffer from the lack of emotional support from both parents. Mothers tend to be less affectionate and communicative with their children and in return start to discipline them more harshly. Fathers have the decline in time that they will see their child. Due to scheduling conflicts it is also often that children can go weeks, months or even years without seeing their child. Another concern that divorce spikes is behavioral issues. Boys tend to respond with more hostility to parental divorce than girls do. During a divorce, conflict between parents is accompanied by less affection towards each other, less openness, leaving the child feeling emotionally insecure. Children exposed to a parental divorce are more likely to act out unpredictable and uncontrollable behavior. Divorce also leaves children with emotional problems, negative feelings and less psychological well being than those with intact families. Children experience sadness, anger, loneliness, lower self-esteem, depression, heightened anxiety, worry and lower self-confidence. Lastly, suicide is also triggered from parental divorce. Children are often left with the thoughts that their parents rejected him/her or that they have lost interest in their life. Women from divorced families are 1.46 times as likely to …show more content…
Children during this phase display the strongest effects of parental divorce; dating and romance become more difficult. Children fear they will end up in the same situation as their parents and in response, grow commitment issues. Trust issues and less satisfaction are common for women in divorced families. Fear is accompanied throughout the relationship because they feel as though their significant other can or will reject them just like their parents have. Adults that come from a divorced family tend to have an opinionated view of marriage. They have a less positive attitude when it comes to totally committing to someone. They believe the marriage will fall apart because that is all they’ve ever been surrounded by. These negative thoughts grow into a lower relationship quality between the two individuals forcing tension. Women demonstrate more conflict, doubt and lack of faith in their partner’s benevolence and tend to place less value on consistent commitment. Teen mothers that are not married have a propensity to have a negative attitude towards men instilled by their parents divorce. Individuals who are first hand surrounded by divorce will forever have an insight that marriage is unpredictable, unstable and divorce is always

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