The Effects of Divorce Essay

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Divorce has become a serious issue in modern day society for children and women. On the other hand, in this day in age, many married couples are separating at higher rates than in the past and married couples are becoming the minorities. Children are effected socially, emotionally, economically and in their ability to learn.
Children who are accustomed to living with both parents in the same household tend to be more effected by divorce than those who are not accustomed to their parents living in the same household. Furthermore, parents serve as role models, provide emotional, and practical support for their children. During the divorce process children usually loose contact with the father. Kelly and Emery (2003) report that on
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A change in finances can become an external stressor for children. Stress limits the ability for children to learn. With parents being forced to maintain the financial way of living for their children separately, that they once had, the parents are not able to spend necessary time with their children. The kids then begin to lose the family and emotional structure that they once had. Studies have shown that children begin to become problematic in school. They generally loose the disciplinary role in their lives that the father plays in parenting. Their grades usually drop lower than those children who are in stable family structured homes (Amato, 2006; O’Connor et al., 2000).
With divorced women take a more aggressive leap into the workforce to provide for their children, the kids begin to lose the emotional and family structure that the woman plays in their lives. Women prepare meals, often do the grocery shopping, and make sure the children have what they need on a day to day basis. With mom working more, children usually do not have consistent meals that are important in growth and health. Proper meals on a consistent basis ensures proper growth in children, and promotes focus and attention. This one of the many reasons that children of divorced families begin to have lower grades in school and have changes in their behavior.
Changes in routines and patterns

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