Single Parenting And The Destruction Of Divorce

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“Till death do us part” is an extremely familiar phrase that is commonly associated with marriage. It is a phrase that comes from the marriage liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. Despite that many couples agree to remain with their partner until death when they say the words “I do”, many marriages will end with divorce instead of death. This paper is devoted to the issue of single parenting and the destruction of divorce. It is a study conducted in a different perspective where we see the cognitive and emotional damage it can do to a child and a single parent. The definition of a single parent is one individual with custody over a child and he or she is responsible for all financial, material and emotional needs.
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This loss of the bond between parent and child is due to the stress and differing emotions that come from a divorce. It does not matter if the divorce was friendly; children are affected by it, no matter what their age or what the situation is (Daatland 2007).
Divorce introduces a massive change in the life of a boy or girl no matter what the age. Witnessing loss of love between parents, having parents break their marriage commitment, adjusting to going back and forth between two different households, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other, all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. In the personal history of the boy or girl, a parental divorce is a watershed event. A life that follows is significantly changed from how life was before. Statistical studies indicate that children of divorce are more likely to divorce (Coontz). Children grow up being cautious about trusting others because of dramatic effect divorce caused in their life.
Single parenting faces an enormous challenge. Often, a custodial parent must fulfill the roles of a father and mom without the benefit of one or the other. It is difficult to maintain these roles all while working long hours and discipline a child to his or her best behavior "Single mothers have the highest rates of poverty across all demographic groups," according to the Help guide website. Many times, children raised in single-parent homes suffer more severe health problems when the
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