Literature Review On Broken Family

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Divorce is not an intended event in a family's life. It is something that can affect each individual of the family differently and at different times. Today a couple's chance of getting a divorce is very high. Since this is an event that is not intended to happen, many factors need to be considered when children are involved. Literature shows that ‘children from divorced families experience difficult adjustments such as social, academic, and behavioral compared to children of intact families’ (Doherty & Needle, 1991). Woosley et al, (2009), also concluded that ‘children from non-intact families tend to have lower psychological well-being as compared to those from intact families.’
Children can be put in a situation during
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Divorced families have been looked at on how the father responds after the divorce relating to the relationship with the children. In most cases fathers tend to be the parent who leaves, resulting in less contact with their children. The father is an important figure in a child's life, and when their father is not around it can make it more difficult for the child.
Both parents take a strain on their relationship with their children after divorce. Parenting styles is one factor that declines after divorce. ‘Both parents may be lonely or take on more financial responsibilities resulting in less effective parenting’ (Conger et al, 2000). ‘Due to the less effective parenting such as ineffective discipline, lack of empathy and nurturance may result in the child becoming less socially competent in conflict resolution’ (Conger et al, 2000).
The relationship of the parents and children are not the only impacts. The child is more likely to associate with antisocial peers, become sexually active earlier in life and possibly have mental health problems. According to Emery (2004), ‘there are four factors that can make these statistics more likely. These include the child's relationship with their residential parent, the extent of conflict between parents, the families' economic standing, and the frequency of contact with the non-residential parent.’ The child faces many challenges and changes after the divorce as
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From that study, seventy-three percent of students reported that they felt they would be a different person if their parents would have stayed together. Fifty percent of students reported that they worried about events such as graduations and weddings where both parents would have to be present. Forty-eight percent of students reported that their childhood was harder than most and forty percent wished they grew up in a married family. Individuals who come from divorced families tend to have concerns in later relationships. Attitudes toward divorce also tend to change in individuals who come from broken families as compared to unbroken families. There are a couple of different attitudes that seem to be common among individuals from broken families such as the level of trust in their partners. Trust can be broken at the beginning of divorce when attachment between parents is lost due to circumstances. The loss of trust in their parents may make the individual trust their partners less or other relational partners

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