Lawrence 1Joshua LawrenceOtis WebsterPsyc 231411 April 11, 2016Divorce Core EssayDivorce can be a very complicated topic and issue, no matter what country you live in. Having experience being the child of a divorced relationship, I can relate to the children of the parents that can maybe going through a process of a divorce. No matter the culture the once married couple was living in, divorce can happen by not getting along with each other, such as cheating, lying, and fighting too much. In other cultures, other then the U.S. couples can get divorces by force marriage, being too young etc. The effects and rates of divorce will be different within a different set of cultures, comparing the certain rights that some couples may or may not have, and what the rates of divorce are for those specific countries.In the western cultures, more then 90 percent of people marry before the age of 50. It is actually scientifically proven that healthy marriages are good for couples mental and physical health. It is also better for the children, growing up in a less stressful and depressed environment. However, the divorce rates in the United States are about 40 to 50 percent for married couples, and the divorce rates for subsequent couples is even higher, about 60 percent. The most common reasons
Divorce in america Essay
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“It is easier to divorce my wife of 26 years than to fire someone I hired one week ago. The person I hire has more legal clout....than my wife of 26 years. That's wrong." --Judge Randall Hekman, President of the Michigan Family Forum
There are, undoubtedly, a number of causes for divorce. Divorce used to be considered scandalous and immoral. This contributed to many marriages surviving despite strains. However, as divorce becomes more common, the more natural and expectable it seems. The number of divorces per year per1000 people in the U.S. has been declining since hitting our highest point in1981. (“divorce_ rate”) The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. As a, couple’s relationship, marriages are more…show more content…
People today think that the primary purpose of marriage is to fulfill emotional needs. In the past, people married for practical reasons such as companionship or financial security. Today, Americans are likely to end a marriage when emotional needs are not being met. As an institution marriage has lost much of its legal, religious, and social meaning. (“rutgers.edu”) So how this breakdown of the American family influences individuals is a question of much concern.
The mother, who often gets custody, will have to seek a job out side of the home. This is because child support is inadequate. The children make more demands on her because their father is absent. She has little time for a social life. Finances are strained. Fathers also have a large burden to bear. He may be seeing his children, but in all probability, they will not seek him out for advice, help, or support. Recently there has been an increase in the number of fathers who are awarded custody of their children, 25 percent in the last three years and 75 percent in the last ten years, and is continuing to rise. In fact, families headed by a single father are growing faster than any other family group in the nation. (“manslife”)
Men suffer a similar fate in this situation as women, with increased financial and emotional strain. Still another effect, for the children of divorce is, what they experience becomes a part of their inner world. As these young men and women face the task of creating