Divorce As A Social Problem

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While the economy suffers many problems, everyone should make their own decisions on the problems they face. Many people disagree with how the President has improved the economy, while others claim he has done a fantastic job. An article by Jessica Taylor shows a study that, “Forty-four percent of Americans said the economy has improved under Trump, while 35 percent say it has stayed about the same” (Taylor). While the President has to deal with other countries, healthcare, and many other problems in the economy, divorce is not the one that appears when you think of a social problem. Divorce is very common in this day and age. Most people do not think of the effects it has on their children. It can cause lack of concentration or even…show more content…
They can lead to problems with their self esteem, they could have separation problems, or even anxiety. A study by Ingunn Størksen, provides some evidence that, “Long-term effects of divorce on symptoms of anxiety and depression were stronger among girls than among boys” (Storken). This study proves that girls stereotypically get anxiety and depression stronger than males. While divorce effects males, females tend to be more emotional to these type of things. Another study by, Zill, Nicholas, Morrison, Donna Ruane, Coiro, and Mary Jo, shows that, Among 18–22 yr olds from disrupted families, 65% had poor relationships with their fathers and 30% with their mothers, 25% had dropped out of high school, and 40% had received psychological help (Zill, etc.). This study shows that teens with divorced families have a greater risk of dropping out of high school. As shown, most people do not have a strong bond with their fathers, since usually fathers are the ones who walk out. These studies show that divorce affects teenagers and adults alike are still affected by divorce in the long…show more content…
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