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Erin Wendler

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Transcript of Divorce

Presented by: Sarah Guinea, Joslyn Harris, Abel Juaregui, Kayla Lopez, Jessica Rodriguez, Joshua Walker, Erin Wendler
Brief divorce history
Increase in divorce during the first, second, third marriage

Divorce trends in based on race and ethnicity
Divorce in Other Cultures
Divorce Rates have increased dramatically on a global scale since the 1960s.
40%-50% of Americans will experience divorce in their lifetime.
individualistic perspective
shared perspective
higher individualistic rate the higher chances of divorce.
women who to move to the U.S. adopt westernized ways that often lead to divorce.
Western Countries such as U.S. utilize individualistic perspective.
Jewish American Families
Mexican American Families
African American Families

What is Divorce?
Common Causes
Benefits of Divorce
Any Questions?
Divorce in Other Cultures continued....
Divorce Outside the U.S.
Iran & Austrailia
Australia states 32% of people in their country will get a divorce.
Iran reports 154 out of every 1,000 marriages will end in divorce.
Social Factors include...(can account for more than these two countries)
gender roles
socio economic status
Divorce laws are getting stricter due to increasing trend...
Afifi, T., Davis, S., Denes, A., & Merrill, A. (2013).
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Trend in Iran.
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-Lack of Emotional Support
-Substance and Physical Abuse
-Falling out of love
-Constant Conflict
- Financial Problems
- Children
-Falling in Love with Someone else
-Boredom with Marriage
-Alcohol and Drugs
Effects and Coping Methods
Short Term Effects on Children
Anxiety and depression
Substance abuse
Long Term Effects on Children
Lower levels of trust
Difficulties in intimate relationships
Less likely to marry
Lower levels of psychological well-being
Coping Methods
Parental support and warmth
Keeping strong ties
Seeing parents respecting one another

Effects on Spouses/Parents
Depression, anxiety, and humiliation
Substance abuse
Financial problems
Children in Remarried Couples
36 - 38 % of marriages involve at least one person who is remarrying
Men tend to remarry more than women
Women take longer to remarry than men do
Remarriage Effects on Children
The age range of people who are getting remarried is 25 - 44
Paternal Disengagement
Sometimes when the children are too young, they see themselves as abnormal
Behavioral problems
Oldest child begins to take care of the younger siblings
Step/Half Siblings
Sibling rivalry
Birth order changes
Fighting for attention
Gender Differences
Girls tend to be more indirectly aggressive
Boys tend to me more aggressive
Who handles divorce better?
1. Self Reflection
2. Health Aspects
3. Children
Six Stations
Cohen, George J. "Helping Children and Families Deal With Divorce and Separation." American Academy of Pediatrics 110.6 (2002): 1019-021. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

Children and Divorce

There is an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and divorce.
, a study of women over a 20-year period found that the divorce rates were highest among those with less than a high school education and lowest among those with four or more years of college (Martin 2006).
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