The Effects of Divorce On Families and Children Introduction According to the Canadian government, fewer families are being affected by divorce, because of the fact that divorce percentages are down overall, because individuals are getting married later, and because fewer people are cohabiting under the legal premise of marriage (Statistics Canada, 2004). At the same time, however, families are still distinctively affected by divorce. As Martin et al. (2005) note, there are direct consequences of divorce on the children of the family not only immediately after the divorce itself, but for those children’s entire adult lives as well. This essay serves to explore how divorce affects family composition, the adaptation of adults and children,...The end:
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