The Pros And Cons Of Divorce

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Nowadays, divorce is one of the most controversial issues in our country. For a country such as the Philippines where there is a huge Christian population, it is the only country in the world besides the Vatican that does not allow divorce and people mostly regard divorce as a taboo (de Leon, 2014). Divorce, in legal explanation, is the termination of a marriage which also cancels the responsibilities in a marriage contract, which dissolves the bonds of matrimony between both parties. In this, many factors can be blamed like a lack of commitment and equality in a relationship, infidelity, marrying too young and abuse (Utah State University, 2015). Putting the aforementioned into consideration, divorce should not be legalized in the Philippines because it can negatively affect their children, it gives a wider path for immorality and marital infidelity, and it goes against the country’s religious belief.
Divorce affects certain external factors. Child custody and support will be a problem and the end point of a conflict affects the children in a lot of ways- socially, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. According to Jolene Oppawsky (2009), Children’s reactions to divorce seem to be of three types. The first type are those reactions that appear to be normal reactions to the crisis, such as fear, anger, grief, and yearning for the departed parent, and for a family in general. The second type are those reactions that appear to be age-specific, exaggerated behaviors, such
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