Divorce is An American Family Tragedy Essay

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In America today, one of our main life goals is to marry the person we fall in love with, live happily ever after, and skip gleefully away to live the American dream. In most cases, after marriage then comes children which starts a family. This has been a part of human nature since the beginning. Marriage and family are the backbone of our culture. Families need each other for support, dependence, learning, love, encouragement, and ultimately survival. Parents are the ones that supply these needs, meanwhile supplying their own needs by depending on each other for love and support. Only the two of them can give this support because of what they are to each other, husband and wife. When two people get married, they are obviously in …show more content…
These are very disturbing facts about marriage that every couple has to realize and not ignore. The way our culture views divorce makes matters worse. The view has progressed, or should I say regressed, from more of a conservative view of something you just do not do to more of a liberal view of ?Hey, if you?re not happy, forget it, find someone else - take the easy way out.? Nearly half the population is doing what you are doing anyway, so what?s the big deal? This warped view of divorce just makes it easier to throw in the towel. However, this is not the root of what causes divorce, it is just makes it an easy alternative.

In a survey taken by Stanley and Mark Mann (1997), the one thing that couples argue about most is money. This survey coincides with many national surveys that agree the number one reason for arguments within a marriage is money. These surveys point out that over half of all marriage problems that eventually lead to divorce are centered around money. You might say that if a couple loves each other, money should not be an issue, but we all know better than that. Money can put tremendous amounts of stress on married couples. There are so many problems that can arise from money. Being a provider put tons of stress on one if he or she is not making enough money to support the marriage. This can also have detrimental effects on one?s self esteem. Matters can be made even worse if that person?s
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