Children born of divorced parents find it hard to trust their spouses and are less optimistic about the success of marriages.
The United States families face challenges like finances, difference in parenting skills, extended family ties, moral decay, demanding careers, social pressures and an increase in divorce rates. Despite the challenges, the family is the basic unit of society and I believe that a trial is worthwhile (Rowell 2006). Functionalism theorists state that the family is essential in the survival of the society through economic production, recreation, socialization of children, giving affection to the aged, sick and family members.
According to conflicting theorists, the family unit regulates struggle over resources and provides room for adequate distribution of energy, time and leisure. Symbolic interactionists’ argue that the sharing of household chores is relative to spouse’s difference in total earnings. For instance, if both earn nearly equal amounts, sharing is likely to be equal and if the husband earns less than his wife, he is likely to most household chores for his wife (Rowell 2006).
After divorce, there is a high probability that women’s economic status will decline while men’s is likely to improve. In addition, children are likely to go through psychological trauma and if the parent they are staying with handles the situation well, they will adjust and get used to the situation soon enough. Because of economic and social reasons, divorce can affect childrens education, marital success in the future and occupation.
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