1) Disagreeing with his claim is easy. In my experience with my parent’s divorce was totally different and I came out of it ok now, but not without problems that has affected me to this day. When my parents split up nothing good came out of it only hate, shame, and anger that still hasn’t been settled. Since my mother’s passing in 1997 I have not spoken with my sister’s or anyone from my mother’s side of the family. It pisses me of how my own flesh and blood chooses to ignore what happened and refuses to accept who I married.
Without question I agree people treat divorce like some kind of illness because most have either been thru it and do not want to relive the pain it caused them. The only reason most people shy away of the subject of divorce is they don’t want it to affect their ...view middle of the document...
3) Of course a single parent can be successful but not without help from family members that actually care. Families that are split up can work, but it’s very hard because sometimes kids to not understand what happened and parents do not explain to them what happened properly without invoking some kind of anger and saying something negative around the child.
The only backing he gives is from personal experiences that he could recall. This does not always work out for others and cannot be expected to be the same outcome for everyone. His belief is that love will conquer all and having faith in that logic is nice but not necessarily will work out for everyone involved.
4) The qualifier in that statement damages his argument a little but only from the personal experience he gives. His argument would have holes anyways because it’s only comes from his point of view and not everyone will agree with it. If he added more facts and data that would have supported his argument.
I believe the statement weakens his argument only to the point that it was his personal view and it allows others to attack his argument. By using a personal experience like that can only add fuel to the fire because not everyone will see his point the same. Acknowledging what happened to him only made his argument weaker.
5) By him using little evidence supporting his essay it will let others attack his statements. Most of his argument is from a personal view and can only tell one side of the story. His quote here “My first memory is actually of a fight between my mother and father” ~ Lowell Putnam tells me his parents did a good job shielding him from what was really happening and he was lead to believe that separation between his mother and father was for the best.