Divorce Negative Effects

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Cooper Nalley
Professor Lavolette
English 101
6 December 2017

A Positive Outlook on a Divorce

Divorce is always a dreadful experience in a person's life, especially a child's’. When parents divorce, children are left hopeless and confused. A divorce can cause a child to have a variety of different reactions. The effects on the child are much more important than the actual divorce. A divorce causes the most damage to the children in the divorce. Each child sees a divorce differently, but most divorces have a negative impact on the child's life. When I was a teengager, my parents spilt up. This was an extremely hard time for me because I was so confused. Their divorce caused me to become someone who I was not. After the divorce, I
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Divorce has negative effects on children because if children are left out from one of their parents, they are more likely to have lower self-esteem and psychological damage (Portnoy et al. 126). So, some children of divorced parents have behavior problems, such as, depression, low self-esteem actions and poor school performance (Portnoy et al. 126). Children often feel abandoned and unwanted and some of them also feel that they are responsible for their parents getting a divorce.
Children usually feel a lot of pain and emotional conflict during and after divorce. Whether they say it or not, parents can never be sure how deeply children are affected by the divorce and the struggles around it. After a divorce, the child is left with a bunch of responsibilities that they might not be able to handle on their own. In a research conducted by Mavis E. Hetherington, found “The play patterns of children from divorced families, in comparison to those of children in non divorced families, were less socially and cognitively mature when measured shortly after divorce” (Hetherington). A divorce affects a child in many different ways. The hardest responsibility the children have to go through is knowing how to accept the circumstances taken by their parents. This was hard for me because I had no one to talk to. I had to try and overcome my feeling of being sad and frustration without showing my peers. I did not want my peers to see me as weak because of the situation I was

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