The family is considered the most basic social institution. Often the significance of problems that occur within family is underestimated. Families are being increasingly jeopardized by a number of social issues. In 1991, approximately one-quarter of Canadian households consisted of only one person (Hagedorn 396). Although over the past twenty-five years the number of marriages has decreased significantly. Most people in Canada marry at least once in their lifetime. "Most marriages are characterized by homogamy and by inequality in domestic labor and marital power" (Hagedorn 396). Therefore, many people are turning to divorce or common law relationships as an alternative. Divorce can be an extremely traumatic experience for anyone, especially for a young... [continues]
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