A divorce is a legal action between married people to terminate their marriage relationship. It can be referred to as dissolution of marriage and is basically, the legal action that ends the marriage before the death of either spouse.
Causes of Divorce:
Infidelity or extra marital affair as it may be called is one major cause of the increase in divorce. The new age society has got numerous different avenues, which enable people to get closely acquainted. There is increased interaction in the workplace. The regular clubs, gymnasiums etc. also provide chances of greater interaction with others. In the day and age of mobile telephony and Internet chatting, it is much easier and simpler to make friends and remain in constant touch with them. All this combined may result in lesser time for one to spend with his or her spouse and greater interaction with outsiders. This is one of the major causes for an increase in extra marital affairs and its consequent impact upon the rate of divorce.
2) Physical Abuse:
The modern day lifestyle is full of pressures on all fronts of the human social life. There may be pressures at the workplace, peer pressures to have a better lifestyle and so on and so forth. This may result in an individual leading a highly stressed out lifestyle. As the stress accumulates, it automatically searches for avenues to let out the steam. The easiest avenue is one's spouse. Thus a small argument may turn into a big fight and it may result in applying violent methods on the part of the husband or wife. Long term physical abuse can be a major factor in the decision to file for divorce.
3) Emotional Abuse:
Emotional abuse is distinct from its physical version. Nevertheless it can have far reaching consequences for the sufferer. The scars of emotional abuse may not be visible but they can be so deep so as to mar one's personality for a lifetime. There can be several causes behind emotional abuse. It can be the irritated personality of the spouse or mere jealousy owing to some aspect. Irrespective of the causes behind it, emotional abuse can be a truly traumatic experience. This is another major factor in the breakup of marriages.
4) Incompatible Personalities:
At times there may be nothing wrong with the marriage itself. It may be that both the given individuals are two truly good and honest people. Yet differences may crop up. Let us not forget that individualism is the hallmark of our age. Thus lack of compatibility amongst the husband and wife is turning out be an ever-increasing cause for divorce.
5) Child Marriages:
In Pakistani perspective this is a very important cause of committing divorce. Children especially females are married in their young age and also with a very old person. This phenomenon results in mental and physical pressure on females and results in divorce after sometime. Males also suffer because they have to do hard work for earning if married in young age so negative impacts appear.
Some of the other causes may be;
•Lack of commitment to the marriage
•Lack of communication between spouses
•Inability to manage or resolve conflict
•Lack of maturity
•Interference from parents or in-laws
•Insistence of sticking to traditional roles and not allowing room for personal growth
Impact of divorce on the Family Structure
The decision to divorce causes major changes in...