In fact, by the years 1999, more than half of all the American children had celebrated their 18th birthday without one or both parents due to divorce cases that had taken place earlier in their lives. Essentially, divorce has far-reaching implications in a child’s life, especially if such a divorce takes place in the early childhood stage (Fagan). For this reason, this paper investigates the impact of divorce on the present and future life of a child, considering the escalating divorce cases in the United States of America and all over the world.
For many years, the society has been silent on divorce although it has adversely affected many children either emotionally or psychologically. Indeed, divorce between married parents can also have an adverse effect of the social wellbeing of their child (DeBord). Actually, more children live with a single parent in America today that they were over a decade ago. It is majorly because divorce has been on the rise in the United States and this normally affects the children in a greater extent (Fagan).
Long ago, divorce used to be a taboo topic that no one in America wanted to talk about but the contemporary society has made it the order of the day. It actually appears as a simple legal reversal of the marital status of a person and virtually everyone, including persons of high calibre, goes through it (Royal College of Psychiatrists). While many people think that getting a divorce will help solve their martial challenges, the opposite is true to the extent that they face even more challenges in the process. Nonetheless, divorce among parents who have sired children is the most traumatic, particularly to their children. This is particularly so considering that even the mighty within the society are not left behind as far as the filing of divorce cases is concerned (DeBord).
Despite the fact ...Show more