The Effects of Divorce on Children

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The Effects of Divorce on Children

One of many people’s main goal in life is to find someone that they feel they are compatible with. Someone who they want to spend the rest of their life with, share memories, and build new dreams together. Unfortunately, divorce statistics show that true love isn’t the easiest thing to find. Each year millions of American children suffer from divorce in their family that can cause problems for children and teenagers throw them off track. This happens in America because fifty percent of first marriages end in divorce. There are so many things that can go wrong with a couple over a long period of time that can cause issues in both the macrolevel and microlevel of marriage which eventually lead to divorce. Although statistics show that couples with children divorce less than couples without children, it’s still close to even at forty percent. Divorces cause major issues with children when it comes to performing in reading, spelling, and math. It increases the likelihood of them repeating a grade and also dropping out. If children miss out on receiving valuable time living in two parent household, they can miss out on many important opportunities that are key for their structure. The effects of divorce impact the ex couple, but the children also are tremendously effected. The child not being able to

see one parent as much, in most cases the father which is extremely unfair to the child. In most cases, the child will also have to move away from one parent and experience what their new life is like and that can be a lot for a young boy or girl to take in. It can take time for a child to process a reaction, “adjustment to divorce can take up to two years or even longer and that children also exhibit more health, behavioral, and emotional problems who experience divorce”. This is truly a tragedy because no child deserves to experience divorce, and nor do they deserve to have only one parent or spilt christmas’. A...
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