The nature of divorce has evolved through centuries, similar to the nature of marriage itself. Centuries ago, it was common to marry due to benefits the union could provide. The benefits could be financial or social status of a potential partner, family, religious or national preconditions. Moreover, marriage was a contract without love and often at the discretion of parents and relatives. Many European couples of the 17th century got the teaching that they would learn to love each other once they entered the marriage (Porter). Cultural and moral environment affected the institution of marriage much. Therefore, as cultural and social conditions have changed since those times considerably, the position of marriage has changed as well. Contemporarily Matrimony is not wholly regarded as a sacred union; hence, its dissolution is considered acceptable and is vested in a rather simple procedure. Due to this, people do not feel enough responsibility when contracting a marriage and see divorce as an easy way out that is always available. Divorce has led to a swell in the number of divorces in modern societies, with almost half of American marriages eventually falling apart (Coleman et al. 30). Due to the rampant incidences occurring, this research focuses on finding out the effects of divorce on the children as the future generation.
There are plenty of preconditions and reasons that might lead a couple to such a radical decision, but the consequences of it can be rather negative for both sides in many aspects. Although people tend to view divorce as a solution to the problem, it often turns out to be another problem rather than a solution.
Backgrounds of divorces are involved and incorporate profound reasons and certain conditions. Most commonly, some of the reasons identified are as follows; lack of responsibility in one or