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Running head: HOW DIVORCE AFFECTS FAMILIES
How Divorce Affects Families
HOW DIVORCE AFFECTS FAMILIES
Divorce has a huge effect on families and especially on children psychologically. The
cost of a divorce is astronomical for the parents. The effects of a divorce on the children in the
family are very psychologically severe. Nowadays, divorce is a very common thing to happen in
families. Just because it is more common than it used to be does not mean that the effects are
any less severe. Divorce has a detrimental effect on the parents and the children involved in the
In the United States today, “Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven
percent of all second marriages end in divorce” (O’Connell Corcoran 1997). Those are such
high numbers, and from an outsider, it seems like “Why should I get married if it is just going to
end anyway?” Even with the aftereffects, people still have that positive belief in true love.
From a woman’s perspective, “During the first six months of separation, women are more
prone to symptoms of depression, poor health, loneliness, work inefficiency, in...
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