There has been an increase on single parent families due to the rise of divorce cases. Divorce is usually the legal dissolution of marriage. This mainly occurs due to conflict between the two parents
One of the parents, mostly the mother who is the responsible one, is given custody of the children. This separation anxiety really causes development of various emotions to the children to help them cope with the situation. This is very different for those who live with both of their parents. These two types of children, one from married parents and the other from divorced parents grow up differently. Similarly, what they undergo in their life is what makes them when they grow up. The relationship success in their lives varies in many ways.
Children from married parents are usually able to contain their emotions. They are emotionally stable. They get to learn a lot from their parents. This is because when they have issues, they consult with their parents and they are advised. They are always happy most of the times as they are emotionally secure, while children of divorce are emotionally drained (Howell, 2009). They get to harbor most of the feelings, as they fear they may drive people who love them away as they have seen it happen to their parents. They cry often due to the anger and pain of not having a chance to make their parents stay together. This affects their lives as they at many times blame themselves. It also affects their future relationships, as they feel insecure due to increased anxiety.
Children in divorced families always face peer pressure influence. This is evident as the parents give them little attention because they have to work hard to be in a position of care and providing for the children. This inadequacy of attention may also lead to depression and turning to crime related activities since they know the single parent will be too busy to notice (Weitzman, 2010). For married