Divorce is a major cause and effect in today’s society; due to the harsh economy, unemployment, adultery, young people rushing to get married, having children out of wedlock, growing out of love or even the psychological well-being of the person involved. We all at some point in our lives have gone through divorce or know of someone that is in the process. The effects of divorce are numerous; however, divorce affects the children regardless of their age, friends and family, because they are put in a situation to choose between the two people they care and love. In the U.S., divorce rates have been rising since the beginning of the 20th century and especially since the 1970s (Psychologytoday). What is marriage one might ask? According to Psychology Today “Marriage is the processes by which two people who love each other make their relationship public, official and permanent. It is the joining of two people in a bond that is putatively lasts until death, but in practice is increasingly cut short by divorce” (Psychologytoday). During my childhood experience, in the era of my parents it was the man’s responsibility to financially provide for the family while the women stayed at home and did the wifely duties such as take care of the house, kids, cook, clean and depend on her husband for finances. If there were marital issues they both sat down and tried to work it out for the sake of their children and reputation. In modern day both men and women are equally independent and fail to try to work things out and “divorce” is the first option that one would choose. In the 20th century the causes of divorce are as follows: •Addictions
•Physical and verbal abuse
•Intellectual and personality differences
•Growing out of love
•Psychological well being
•Having children out of wedlock and getting married for the sake of the kids/pressure from parents (this would fall under ages at marriage) •Men/Women in the...