The negative effects of divorce result in some changes in psychological and emotional of every one that is involved in the divorce process. After divorce many parents have some problems that they will need to figure out how to adjust with it for the rest of their life. The stress of divorce decreases or damage the relationship between parents and their child. It is also stressful for the parents to adjust to their role as a single parent. Divorce parents may not be able to provide all the necessary support that their children may need as they are going through some kind of stress.
Poverty, unemployment, marital conflict, social isolation and family pathology can increase risk of abuse; so can shorter terms stressors such as emotional distress, economic or legal problems. Physical abuse in children is linked to aggressive and violent behaviors in adolescents and adults including violence towards non-family members, children, dating partners and spouses. Research has linked certain characteristics of the child, as well as features of the family environment, to child abuse and neglect. Main forms of child abuse include physical, emotional and sexual harassment, and neglect (Berrayed, 2001; Aberle et al., 2007). Unfit parents negatively affect the child’s emotional development, which leads to behavioral problems.
Children also get affected in this way because if the husband is always controlling the money spent, then the children may not get things that they need. If, say, the wife ends up getting a divorce, this affects the children because they may end up homeless for a while until their mother finds some sort of income. They may also change neighborhoods because the mother may not be able to afford the neighborhood they used to live in. The children will be mostly affected because they will lose all their friends, change their lifestyle completely and this may also cause a change in behavior. These children lose everything because of the divorce.
The duty of family is important in youngsters because it is the main foundation and structure of youngsters itself. Chaotic background of family can affect the foundation for children's learning .According to article; divorce family can affect typical reaction of children (Kathleen O'Connell Corcoran, 1997). The increasing numbers of chaotic background of family also increase the negative changes in the parent-child relationship based on their interaction among each other’s. As we know they learn how to manage their emotions and behaviours and establish healthy relationships with adults and peers through their parent in the family. Some of them would feel alienated by their own family.
Children often isolate themselves from family and friends, have a difficulty in trusting others, extreme anger management issues and have poor relationships. Wolfe, Zak, Wilson and Jaffe found more social problems amongst children residing in shelters than among children who had at one time in the past been resident in a shelter. The effect of the immediate turmoil may temporarily escalate child problems as observed in a shelter setting.
Considering all factors that are related to divorce there may be a direct impact on the lives of the children involved, this is especially true for adolescents, who are already going to a member of critical development changes which are already trying for the individual. Thus the child will face even greater stresses because of that. The study also found that the husbands as well as wives go through very high emotional stress. In the previous study mentioned the husband’s social relationships are marginally affected, however the wife social lives change drastically. In most cases the wife moves out of her husband’s house even if she decides to stay in the same area, she will not enjoy the same closeness, confidence and trust as her previous husband would.
In addition, young adult. Children of divorce parents’ can have some lasting divorce issues to deal with in the process of forming later love relationships of their own. (psychologytoday.com, accessed 2017) The impact of divorce does not only arise during childhood or adolescence, there is a big challenged when they began to form their own romantic relationships. Lasting effects of parental divorce can complicate significant love in adult hood. Some young adult are reluctant to commit because they have seen parents’ marriage vow broken and they don’t want to go through such experience in life.
Since divorce rates are increasing, the effects of divorce on children should be well researched especially that during the time where there parents are getting divorced they are still expected to attend school and live a regular life. In general There are a lot of psychological effects that divorce inflicts on children and teenagers. It can sometimes lead to very negative behavior and sometimes depression. ?. The significance of the study is to show the psychological effects of divorce on children and teenagers and to raise awareness that divorce is a serious social crises which should be avoided the significance of my research is the psychological effects of divorce on children and how does it affects them.
As a result of abuse, a child can exhibit unexplained depression, anxiety, fearfulness, aggression or withdrawal, self-harm behaviours, running away from home or, unexplained absence from school (Al Odhayani, et al., 2013). This greatly affects the learning abilities and development of a child as it misses out on school time, develops a lack of interest in school, loses concentration in class and limited friendships. Difficulty in learning can be a result of abuse for complex reasons; much of the child's energy is directed toward surviving the abuse and coping with stress leaving little energy for learning or other typical childhood activities. In order to show how abuse affects the learning of a child, three forms of abuse namely physical, sexual