Cheating is the worst thing a parent could do, especially if they have children. You might think to yourself, “Nah, my child is doing great in life, even though they know that my husband slept with a woman.” Are you serious? Do you really think children like us do not get affected by the mess that is caused in a relationship? Of course we do! We live with you, remember? We see things and hear things. We know exactly what’s going on. Just because I choose to stay in my room for hours does not mean that I am not consciously aware of what is going on around me. When it comes to divorce, I will likely end up being involved. If the police were to get involved in the mess because one of you crazy lunatics decides to do something bizarre, again, I will likely be involved. Divorces that are caused by cheating will affect children as they get older, especially if they are teenagers. It will affect their school life, the way they think about the parent that cheated, and their future. As a teenager myself, this issue can lead to a variety of problems throughout our lives if you are one of those parents with relationship issues because if anything happens to us, it’s on you.
School is the most important thing in my life and I know if I don’t do well, I'm not going to be able to have a future and it will be all because of you. To begin with, teens like me are not necessarily open about their problems, so instead it shows in my progress at school through tests, assignments and homework. According to this: “...studies show that immediately before, during and after a divorce, teens are more likely to experience academic and behavioral difficulties at school” (Brock 3 March 2012) my grades will eventually start decreasing. I will become more prone to failing school and possibly never having the successful future that I dream of. Secondly, I may end up dropping out of school, like the majority of teens who have done so already: “The high school dropout rate of children of...
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