Name: Vu, Ngoc Dung (Janice)
Causes and Effects of Divorce
There are more and more couples who got married and then ended in divorce in today’s society. Most of them choose divorce as a final solution to cancel legally the responsibilities of their marriages because of they are unable to maintain their relationship. Financial problems, stress in modern living and lack of communication are considered as three major causes of divorce. Financial difficulties are one of the leading reasons of divorce. Couples often face to fighting due to a reduction in on of the other partner’s income or the loss in value in assets, are forced to address the cruel reality that they can no longer afford to sustain their present marital lifestyle and must cut back. Couples often end up having disputes over money. In many cases one of the partners is invariably not happy with the spending habits of the other individual. This can result in massive fights. The fact that money is a contentious issue among couples can be seen from the fact that opinion polls indicate as many as ninety percent respondents reporting fights over money.
The first significant cause of recent rise in the rates of divorce is that women completely change in roles. In the past, men have to earn whole money to afford the expense of family, whereas woman only do housework, hence women have no money leading to depend on husbands’ money. Because of these situations, it is too difficult for most women to separate from their husbands. Nonetheless, these situations entirely change nowadays. The equality between men and women in roles are very clear at the moment, thus women can work outside to earn money, while men share the household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing as well as caring for children. It can be clearly seen that women are independent from money as they can earn money by themselves to support their living cost. Accordingly, the divorce rates recently rise.
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