Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Is Divorce a Caustic Trend?For struggling families, this question may become predominant in everyday life. When a ruction occurs in the natural order of families, guilt and tension rise to frightening levels. People fear divorce not only because of personal psychological affects, but because the divorce around them seems to grow at an exponential rate as time goes on. When people get married nowadays there is often the joke of "getting the first one out of the way". Whether the future of society as we know it is at stake or not cannot truly be told. If you're considering divorce, think of the people around you. If you have children, what benefits them the most?
While studies have shown that divorce almost always affects children in a negative behavior, it has also been proven that children can lead normal, happy lives after the divorce, better than they were before, if the situation is handled well. This doesn't require that a parent become neurotic about their child's mental condition; it has been shown that simple honesty, sympathy, and kindness goes a long way in helping a child through a tough divorce. A parent that shares their fears with their children often helps them get over their own as well.
BBC - Separation and Divorce