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					Divorce
The Good, The Bad, and
      The Ugly
    Divorce Rates in the U.S. 50%
 Canada 48%
 Japan 27%
 UK 13.9%
 Australia 40%
 India 10%
 Singapore 10%
Divorce Rates in the United States
 41% of first marriages end in divorce
 60% of second marriages
 73% of third marriages


   Alabama’s divorce rate is one third higher
    than the U.S. average. It is the sixth
    highest in the nation.
     Reasons People Divorce
 Financial Issues
 Incompatibility of personality
 Communication problems
 Abuse
 Drugs or Alcoholism
 Authoritarianism
 Selfishness
 Differing Values
           Grounds for Divorce
   Impotency.
   Adultery.
   Desertion for more than one year or separation
    for more than three years.
   Failure to provide the necessities of life.
   Habitually drunk.
   Conviction of a felony.
   Mental or physical cruelty.
   Permanent incurable insanity.
       Effects of Divorce on Age of
                  Children
   Preschoolers: Fear of abandonment, sleep
    disturbances.
   Young Childhood: Fear of being displaced, grief,
    school difficulties, fear for well being of absent
    parent.
   Older Children: Acting out, fight with parent,
    spying for the other parent.
   Adolescent: Fear of own relationship failure,
    independence, promiscuous-type behavior could
    increase.
       Children and Divorce
 Who deals better? Younger or older? Boy
  or girl?
 Do children feel anger, guilt, blame?
 Are there things parents should not
  discuss about the divorce with their
  children?
        Impact on Children
 Self-Concept?
 School Performance?
 Peer Relationships?
 Dating-Marriage?
       Six Tasks for Children
 Acknowledge parental separation.
 Disengage from parents conflict.
 Resolution to loss of familiar parental
  relationships and routines.
 Resolution of anger and self-blame.
 Accepting finality of divorce.
 Achieving realistic expectations for later
  relationship success.
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