What Are The Effects Of Divorce On Children

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For the last 40 years, the quantity of children, who have been affected by divorce, incredibly increased. The truth is that family institute is undergoing global changes, unfortunately not in the positive direction. This is the last chance for us to stop and ask ourselves: what is next? This paper will cover the reasons of growth in the number of the divorced families and the psychological impact of divorce on children under the age of eighteen all the way through adolescence and on to adulthood. This paper explores the impact of divorce on children under the age of eighteen with research studies reported by electronic library resources such as Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, American Journal …show more content…
Thus, we may stay that 20 years ago children of divorce had more serious problems, than children of our time. Summarizing the works of the scientist, we may highlight several impacts of divorce on children. Firstly, he states that children of divorced families have less problems, such as emotional depression, low self-esteem, inner sufferings etc., rather than children of non-divorced families, which, however, have a strong family conflict. Secondly, he assumes that most of children of divorce do not have any long-term negative effect; they seem to cope well and do not differ from children from the whole family. Thus, 75% of children of divorce do not have more emotional or behavioral problems comparing with children from no divorced families. Of the 25% who do have difficulties, it is hard to answer whether these difficulties depend on divorce or on factors associated with the divorce. As Sol R. Rappaport (2013) stays, by age twenty-three an adult does not feel any post-divorce negative effect and there is not much difference between him or her and other adults whose parents remained married. Thirdly, while children of divorce do not necessarily have more long-term psychological …show more content…
Indeed, how often do we think about our future when we fall in love? Do we often think about children when we are dating for the first time? It is a usual thing when people fall in love, they forget about anything. They live together, marry, and plan to have children and have them. Nevertheless, one day the daily routine of family life becomes unbearable and a couple does not want to be together anymore. However, who cares about children? According to the scientific researches, we can confidently state that divorces are really harmful to children. With this paper, I would like to encourage all of us to study this problem more thoroughly and not only to think about this phenomenon but also to do everything that we can to improve the situation! First, people should think about the marriage very seriously, before deciding to have a child, because if the love is in vain, children are not guilty, they should not be the victims of parental quarrels. However, if it happens, parents should explain the child everything in the understandable for him or her language. From my personal point of view, it should be neither quiet divorce nor the emotional fighting. It is obvious, that divorce cannot end without any consequences. I agree with the opinion of Rappaport that there exist the harmful short-lasting or in any cases long

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