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Study “Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else is Doing it Too”
Did you know divorce is contagious? Learn how divorce spreads through communities and steps to minimize the impact of this type of “social contagion.”
The Myth of the High Rate of Divorce
Forget everything you’ve ever heard about a “50 percent divorce rate.” This article explains why.
How Could Divorce Affect My Kids?
Divorce is no small thing to children. Parents may see divorce as a way out and a pathway to eventual happiness; children see and experience divorce very differently.
Five Myths about No-Fault Divorce
Divorce-on-demand is exacting a devastating toll on our children, our social order, our economy, and even our constitution. Yet few people are even familiar with the term “no-fault divorce” and its legacy; are you one of them?
The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit a 50-Year Low
Divorce in America has been falling fast in recent years, and it just hit a record low in 2019. For every 1,000 marriages in the last year, only 14.9 ended in divorce.
The Weird Thing that Lowers Your Divorce Risk
Couples who watch movies about relationships, together – and then discuss them after – are half as likely to split up as couples who don’t. Who knew!
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Michelle Rozen | TEDxNSU
Do You Really Qualify for Divorce?
Ever think about a need to “qualify” for divorce (like you need to qualify for a loan)? Michelle Rozen explains the connection and asks three important questions.
Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It
This video pulls back the curtain on one of the most persistent and destructive myths of our time.
Monica Epperson | the child of divorce
Voice of the Child of Divorce
“Dear Mom & Dad” was written by Monica Epperson, founder of The Child of Divorce. Monica experienced five divorces during her childhood and started The Child of Divorce to provide resources to children who are experiencing hurtful ramifications due to divorce. More resources available at http://thechildofdivorce.org/.
100 Reasons Not To Divorce
A comprehensive compilation of studies and research – complete with full citations – all in one location. Includes studies on impact on children and adults’ mental/emotional and physical health, economic impact, crime and violence, standard of living, causes of divorce, etc.
When, and Why, Divorce Hurts Kids
There are two main reasons why the break-up of parents can affect kids negatively. The first is simply fewer resources. The second is the way children perceive divorce very differently from the parents.
Everything You Need to Know About Divorce – Facts, Statistics, and Rates
This article, unfortunately, includes the common myth of a 50 percent divorce rate; however, it does contain interesting and important information about our “divorce culture.”
How Successful Are the Marriages of People With Divorced Parents?
“Children of divorce,” as they’re called, are more likely to get divorced themselves than are people from “intact families.” A parental split, it turns out, can shape the next generation from childhood on.
The Long Shadow of Parental Divorce
A study recently completed by an international team of British and Australian researchers finds that, compared to peers reared in intact families, 45-year-olds who experienced parental divorce in childhood are far more vulnerable to thoughts of suicide.
What a Fish Tank Can Tell Us About Divorce
Whereas the overall headline gives us fairly useless data on divorces by “year-of-divorce,” looking at divorces by “year-of-marriage” gives us a very clear idea of the trend in divorce rates.
Divorce May Ruin Your Life
Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson examines various financial, emotional, and social costs of divorce. (The sound quality at the beginning of the video is poor; but hang in there, it’s worth hearing what he has to say.)
Divorced Couple Looks at their Wedding Photos
”It could have easily gone the other way…” is the message of this video. Language disclaimer: there is one use of the word “f***.”
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