Causes and Effects of Divorce
Relationships are all about give and take, and to maintain them people must be willing to do the work. Today dissolution of marriage is being used as the easy way out when couples can no longer agree. Although people tend to think carefully before they get marriage, the rate of divorce continuously rise nowadays. There are three main causes of divorce: lack of communication, financial problems, and infidelity, which are explained throughout this essay.
The first significant cause for divorce is lack of communication. A marriage is on the rocks when the line of communication fails. Couples can’t have a good relationship if either spouse won’t discuss his or her feelings, can’t talk about his or her mutual or personal issues, or expect the partner to guess what the problem is about. Without healthy communication, couples have little chance of resolving any conflict that arises during their ...view middle of the document...
This can cause more stressful situation which leads to an unhealthy relationship and as a result a divorce.
The final and most common cause of divorce is infidelity. Infidelity leads to divorce and is probably the single most damaging thing that can happen to a marriage. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common problems a married couple will face. The feelings of betrayal never go away for some couples. It can affect trust, friendship, and sex within a marriage. The consequences are devastating and hard to recover.
Divorce not only has a lot of complicated causes, but also has a wide range of effects. The effects of divorce differ by situation and personal circumstance and may be different for men, women or children. Couples facing a marriage break up usually cope with some emotions problems. For example: anger, sadness, anxiety, guilt, loneliness and low self esteem. Among estranged partners in marriage, these feelings are unavoidable during and after the process of divorce. Couples that are divorce are also saddled with added responsibilities and roles, particularly with regard to the care of children. Each parent has to be both father and mother to the children. Some mothers may even have to go to work to support their children. Financial loss is another effect of divorce. When all the resources have been divided in two and all the lawyer’s fees have been paid out, both parties are usually living lower standards of living than before. Furthermore, in any divorce it is the children who are most likely to be affected psychologically. It is usual for parents with marital problems to think more of their own feelings than of their children. They may have the interest of their children at heart, but the children are not to know this. All the children know is that something is terribly wrong, but they have no idea what it is. How children will take their parent’s divorce will depend on a variety of factors: how old the children are, how amicably the parents handle the separation and eventual divorce, and how much attention both parents give the children.
The lack of communication, financial problems and infidelity are some of the main causes that lead to a divorce.… (To be continued).