Is Divorce a Good or a Bad Thing?

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Is Divorce A Good Or Bad Thing?
Introduction

Divorce is defined as a marriage ending before any of the spouses die. According to dictionary.com, “divorce is a judicial declaration dissolving a marriage in whole or in part, especially one that releases the husband and wife from all matrimonial obligations.” Some countries in which divorce has become commonplace are the United States and South Africa. Divorce is not considered as big a deal today as it has been in the past. There has been an increase in divorce. Some people believe that the age of a child is an important factor in determining the impact divorce may have on a child (Beekman, 1986). Some also believe that, gender has an impact on the reaction to divorce on both children and parents (Whitton, Rhoades, Stanley, & Markman, 2008). Others believe that the impact divorce may have on parents is when they have less personal relationship commitment to their own marriage and are less confident in their own ability to maintain a happy marriage (Whitton, Rhoades, Stanley, & Markman, 2008). People may also believe that the communities that surround the family unit may be the cause of divorce (Wolfinger, 2005). One of the positive reasons for divorce is that women are becoming dependent and working in many different workforces (Jennifer, 2010).

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of divorce. In order to do this, the paper is divided in two sections. The first section will examine the negative impacts divorce has on children, parents, and communities. The second section part of the paper will examine the positive impacts divorce has on children, parents, and communities. This paper will conclude with an evaluation of my overall research and the implications divorce may have on children, parents, and communities.
Literature Review (Effects of Divorce)

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