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The Causes and Effects of Divorce

            In today's society, people all around the world are looking to love and get love in return. Most people search all of their lives looking for their life partner, their soul mate. When a person thinks that they have found the right one, and they are ready to spend forever together, they then join as one in marriage. Though, some marriages fail and turn into a divorce. As the years progress on, divorce remains on the rise. "In the United States, researchers estimate that 40%–50% of all first marriages, and 60% of second marriages, will end in divorce." (Hawkins, 2015, p. 41) There are many reasons that a marriage can end up in a divorce, and the effects that is has on a person are long-term. .
             Relationships can be hard work and it is all about give or take. Couples must know that marriage is a serious topic and it should not be taken lightly. Divorce can ruin a family and a child's outlook on life. Sometimes, divorces and dissolutions are just the "easy" way out, and couples do not sit down and think their relationship through. Counseling is a great way to try to maintain a healthy relationship and keeping the family together. Since divorce is so popular these days, it is merely just a thought in a person's mind, rather than a huge deal. Lack of communication is a cause of divorce, but not as particularly popular as other causes. Due to bills and finances a spouse may stay fairly busy with work and making money to make ends meet. Because of this, the family member will have less time to talk about problems they may have with their spouse, which could be a likely reason of divorce. Some couples don't talk with one another when a problem starts which can soon become a bigger problem when ignored. It's understood that the more communication used, the less chance that a divorce will be filed.
             Another cause of divorce is less income. Researchers have estimated that individuals with annual incomes of more than $50,000 have a lower chance of divorce, compared to those who have annual incomes less than $25,000 (Hawkins, 2015, p.

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