Effects of Divorce on Children
The rate of divorce is increasing day-by-day worldwide, and it affects almost all the aspects of a child’s life. If a couple is getting divorced, but have children, then they should think deeply about their decision regarding the same. They need to be aware that, though divorce will affect both the partners, but it will affect their children even more.
Divorce among parents is a very painful experience for all the children regardless of their age. It becomes unbelievable for most of the children that their parents will get separated after few days or months. Some children find it very difficult adjusting to their parents’ divorce. After divorce, the children have to lose one parent and also the entire family breaks. Divorce affects a child’s emotional, physical as well as mental health. It also has a life-altering impact on a child’s well-being, growth and development. Children are not able to perform well in academics and they keep lacking behind. They also stop taking interest in other activities.
Effect of Divorce on Child's Future
As compared to small children, adolescents feel more depressed, frustrated, isolated, and unhappy. They also become fearful about their own future. Some adolescents start looking after household chores and even bringing up their younger siblings. Some children find it very difficult adjusting with either their step mother or father. Sometimes divorce also affects the relationship of children with their own parents. Boys and girls react differently to their parents’ divorce. After divorce, girls become more emotional, unhappy, and frustrated whereas boys become more aggressive and disobedient.Divorce widely affects a child’s future. For a child, life totally changes after the parents’ divorce. Very few children are able to cope up with their parents’ divorce but many find it the most difficult task throughout their life. So before taking a final step towards seeking divorce, think once again on your decision. Think if there is anything that you can do to save your marriage. Both of you can also take some counseling. If not about yourself, think about your children and their future.
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