Divorce And Its Effect On Society

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Divorce has been on a rise in America since the past thirty years. Almost every person might be having a divorced member in its family. Divorce has been reported to be the major cause of suicide as well. Many factors lead to divorce, some of which are online dating, financial problems and physical abuse. In the ancient Roman Republic, a simple statement for divorce was sufficient for the dissolution of a marriage. Some local Church councils even had the equivalent of no-fault divorce, in which a couple was allowed to get divorced after swearing that ‘‘communal life has become impossible between us’’ or that ‘‘there is no charity according to God’’ in the marriage (Gies & Gies, 1987, 56).
Through most of the history, reasons of divorce
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In ancient India, it was seen as an antisocial act if a couple fell in love before marriage. In seventeenth century Europe and America, Catholic theologians advised people to marry someone whom they could learn to love, but warned that after marriage too much love should be avoided, as it was a form of idolatry.
In the present years, the reasons for divorce have somewhat changed. Nowadays, divorce is the effect of financial incompatibility, sexual and domestic violence, misunderstandings and differences in interests. Though in some undeveloped countries, couples still get divorced due to the inability of the woman to give birth to a male. Getting divorced by mutual consent is also very common these days. Reasons for marriage have also somewhat changed in the recent years. Nowadays, people marry each other for their personal satisfaction and because they love each other. Some people also marry to start a family. Now, marriage is taken as a relationship between two individuals which requires love, understanding and value, whereas earlier, couples thought of marriage as a necessity. This change, in the way people think, has reduced the number of divorces now, but since the past few years, divorce rates have gone up again.
Online dating, which is very common in America is a major cause of divorce. People see each other online and figure out if they are best for each other or not. The
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