Divorce: Marriage and Spouse

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Jessica Griffith
Composition 2
February 6, 2013
Professor DiNuzzo
Essay #1: Final draft
Causes of American Divorce
For the last decade, the issue of American divorce has increased dramatically. A significant change in economical, psychological and emotional mind set could be the explanation of why so many American are ending their relationship in divorce. Issues such as, not having enough financial stability, lack of communication and lack of commitment, in other words infidelity, could provide an explanation to society of why divorce has increased throughout the years.

The first cause of divorce may be because of not having enough financial stability from one of the spouses or both. The quote, “Money is the root of all evil,” may be true, especially when it comes to American marriages. Although, instead, the quote should say “Money is the root to all reasons marriages fail.” Money may not be the only reason it fails but could be one of the reasons. An example of this could be, if a spouse is paying for necessity based things, such as, bills and food and the other spends too much on things that are useless, this could become a problem, especially when children are involved. Most married couples tend to forget that when they say their marriage vows, there is an important line that pertains to money and that is, “Til debt do us part.” Relationships sometimes begin and the spouse may not know the financial difficulties one may be having. This could cause a problem when the couples try to buy a house or a car. Frustration could come upon them and eventually end the marriage due to the arguments. However, financial problems might not be the only cause of divorce.

The second cause of American marriages ending in divorce could be, lack of communication. Most couples tend to stay fairly busy with work or college and don’t get a large amount of time to talk about issues one may be facing with the other, for fear that an argument may happen. However, not talking...
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