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Divorce Hits Home When life was so much shorter there was barely time to live out ones adult life with a single mate Today the thought of twenty thirty or even forty years in a bad relationship can be a very weighty factor in deciding to leave Ahrons 43 Many people in the United States have not survived a long marriage So many people rush into marriage or get married for all the wrong reasons When people dont take time to fall in love or get to know one another their marriage usually ends up to be a failure When a couple has decided that it would be best not to stay together anymore they usually file for divorce A divorce can be a very traumatic situation and it can affect a lot of people mostly children How will divorce affect these children Are there typical reactions and predictable problems that boys and girls will have because of their parents divorce What can the parent do to help their child cope with divorce These are all questions frequently asked by parents Schneider and Zuckerberg 11 As the divorce rate has soared in the past twenty-five years most people have either personally experienced or shared with a friend the disruption of marriage and family Divorce has become so widespread in the 1990s that over one-third of children today will experience a parental divorce Divorce is often misconstrued as a circumscribed or terminal event that ends when the judge drops the gavel Teyber 5 Jeffery 2 Most children are shocked and surprised by the separation even though it is clear to the parents that the decision was not sudden Boys tend to find the initial separation time more upsetting than girls do Naylor 33 Even if there was a great deal of fighting tension or unhappiness in the home children do not want the divorce to take place After the first year of
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