Essay about The Effects of Divorce in American Culture

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The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. More often than not people decide to get a divorce before they really think about the effects of divorce. People usually decide to get a divorce based on emotion rather than logic which can hinder their long term happiness. There are many areas in which divorce has a negative effect in the life of a child or an adult. Many of these effects also directly correlate to the effect on a society. However, there is hope. Although…show more content…
This can have serious implications as worship in a home has been proven to be a significant factor in the well-being of the children. This also tends to create problems in the children relating to conflict handling abilities and also poor self esteem. Children in a home with two worshiping parents have a better chance of overcoming these obstacles. (Himes & Coriden, 2004) The economic factors are also a problem with divorced families which in turn has a direct effect on the ability of the children to succeed financially. The majority of divorces that occur, result in the household income being reduced by as much as half. This can have a much greater effect on children growing up in a family that is financially secure before the divorce. The adjustment and change that must occur financially is often devastating to the children especially in their formative years. (Fagan & Rector, 2000) There are countless studies and results of said studies to prove the effects that divorce is having on America's children. There are not as many studies related to the longer lasting effects as these children become adults. However, it is a well known fact the children of parents who divorce are much more likely to be involved in a divorce in their adult years thus setting in motion the merry-go-round effect. Their children are affected as they were, are
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