Victims of divorce

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VICTIMS OF DIVORCE Over the past two decades, divorce has become so widespread that it is now considered an unfortunate but inevitable risk of entering into a marriage. At the beginning of this century, getting divorced was a rare, immoral event and a social disgrace. Nowadays, ending a marriage is just a personal choice for most people regardless of its consequences, which exist especially when the children are involved.

One of the many consequences of divorce is that it becomes a crucial factor that affects the children. It is not an issue that only involves the couples. As the trends in marriages change, more and more children are negatively affected by the separations of parents. According to the information statistics on divorce, each year since the mid-1970s, more than 1 million children have experienced a family divorce. "It is projected that nearly half of all the babies born today will spend some time in a one-parent family which occurred as a result of single parenthood or divorce" (Shiono and Quinn 15).

This fact indicates that the future of this world will be in the hands of the people who have lived through at least one divorce. That's why, there should be more emphasis given to divorce and more solutions should be presented for the well being of our children.

Although the parents are not the only ones who should feel responsible of this social failure, the parents can accomplish the most efficient assistance. The cost of divorce to children is so high that there is a lot to be explored, such as how these costs might be minimized and what can be done to heal the scars. That's why beside the parents, everyone should be held responsible to "maintain the childcare system while dissolving the marital system" (Furstenberg and Cherlin...