Essay on Diversity in Types of British Families

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Diversity in Types of British Families

Britain has changed in many ways in recent years, not just by advancing in technology but in social ways too. One of these ways is the diversity in types of families. Fifty years ago, in would be extremely unusual to have a divorced family, a un cohabiting couple with children or lone parent families. Nowadays, Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe and 40 percent of marriages end in divorce.

There are a few reasons for this and here are a few of them. Firstly, these days divorces are a lot cheaper and accessible to the regular unhappy marriage. Secondly, they are now socially acceptable and divorced couples are no longer looked down on because
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Preferably two, one girl one boy. Now there are all sorts of families, of course there is still the happily married two children family. However, there is also, un cohabiting couples with children, lone parent families, childless couples. Before these families would have been social outcasts but now no one is looked down on because of their marital status or living arrangements.

I think that the reason that the divorce rate is declining is primary socialization. By this, I mean that, children learn from their parents. Right? In addition, if their parents are not cohabiting or even speaking to each other then they may learn from that and never settle down themselves. If a young girl is in an abusive relationship where she sees a man maybe her father continually hurt her mother it is very likely that she will continue to mistrust men for the rest of her life, and then if she does have children her children will learn from her opinions and it will go on.

I don't think that immigration has changed divorce rates really because at the end of the day it is a couples personal decision to split up or get a divorce and immigrants have nothing whatsoever do with that decision, unless one of the couple has had an affair with one. On the other hand, I do think that it has helped to change the diversity of families in the Britain. I think this because there is a lot more
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