Divorce And Its Effect On Children

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Divorce has become very popular in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average 50% of marriages result in a failed marriage. This percentage has been at it’s all time high. Not many couples have sustained a successful marriage in present days. Divorces have been around for a long time, and unfortunately kids have always been affected the most according to their age. As a result of divorce, there are many children that have to go through this situation at a very young age. Children of ages three to six have a difficult time understanding why their parents are splitting up. They are still at a young age where they do not accept the fact that their parents are no longer going to be together. Kids have the hardest time when the parents did not argue in front of them because the divorce comes out of the blue. Children like to fantasize that their parents will reunite to help cope with the pain. As a consequence of this, the relationship between the child and parent is affected by not having the same mutual bond they used to have. This can change the dependency of the relationship even if the child does not remember the divorce itself. Going through this situation at a young age can affect their relationships as an adult as well. Children have many changes to their behavior when they are faced with divorce from their parents. Many young children encounter many problematic behaviors that can affect them in their near future. A research was conducted that
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