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A hope to have the company as well as support of one's near and dear ones is what drives the human beings to step into the institution of marriage. People have high expectations more from their partners or spouses than they need to have actually, and when events and situations simply do not turn out in the manner they had expected, all their dreams and hopes seem to fall apart, and then the only option that seems as the best is to end up this sacred institution in the form of a break up or separation, popularly called a divorce. But, most of the couples turn a blind eye to the effects of it on the children, and the divorce statistics affecting children are something that we need to consider with the rise of the cases of divorce in the modern days.

Appalling Divorce statistics affecting children

  • Assume that 'c' number of children are born to parents who are tied to one another in the institution of a marriage in a span of a year. As per the findings of many surveys, it has been found out that as much as almost half the number will see the break up between their parents before they turn eighteen years
  • A horrible finding of the surveys point out that as many as forty percent of the kids in America have no other option but to grow without the presence of their father.
  • If we take into account that a number 'm' of children have seen the break up between their parents, then as many as either a number 1 of ten, will further see as much as three or even more breakups or separations between their parents and
  • If we take the number 'n' and consider it as the total number of children in America, then as much as half of them would see the divorce between their parents, and one fourth of them witness the dissolution of their parent's second marriage as well.

Psychological disorders among children from broken homes:

  • Children of divorced parents develop more psychological problems when compared with children who are orphan.
  • During the 1980s, studies were executed and it was concluded that children who have experienced repeat divorces generally scored lesser grades in their school. The peers of these children developed an opinion that it is less pleasant to be with them as compared to other children who live with both their parents.
  • In a given year, teenagers in blended families and single parent families are 3 times more in need of psychological help.
Physically harming - Divorce statistics affecting children

Divorces among the couples or the parents of a child or the children are seen to bring about the onset of many physical ailments in the latter; some of which are listed as follows-

  • Children from broken homes are less healthier than others living with the both the parents , who are seen to be twenty to thirty five percent physically healthier. physically healthier.
  • Out of the total cases of child molestation, a majority are children of drug ring members or belong to single parent houses.
  • In those houses, where a female rules, there are ten times higher chances of of the child being either beaten up or even killed, than a house where both the parents live together with the child. as compared to a house that has both the parents
  • The possibility that children would develop health problems is 50 percent more after a break up or a divorce or a separation between the couple or the parents of the child or children as compared to families having both the parents living together in the same house under the same roof with their child.
  • Children will have more asthma, headaches, injury or speech disorders post a divorce between the parents, as compared to others whose parents are still tied together and still living together with one another.
Long term effects of divorce on children

When a couple or the parents of a child or the children divorce, the ill effects of it are borne by the child or the children. At times its impact is seen to remain for a long time with the growing years of the child.

  • A shocking revelation is that as much as seventy percent of the total number of long term prisoners,have an origin of broken homes and
  • As much as after six years, children from broken homes suffer from many anxiety disorders
A few other facts
  • Children really enjoy and grow well in homes where the parents are in harmony with one another. On the other hand, children from broken homes are at a risk of dropping out of school
  • There is 4 times more possibility that children who have gone through their parents’ divorce would report problems with friends and peers.
  • Children from the broken homes, especially boys, are found to be more aggressive in their behavior.
  • The possibility of children to attempt suicide is twice regarding children who are related to broken homes when compared with children who come from non-broken houses.
  • Children growing up in homes where there is an absence of the father -
    • As much as ninety percent run away from their houses.
    • As much as sixty three percent of them are on the verge of attempting suicide and 85 percent have behavioral disorders.

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