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Therefore, a divorce between couples is not a private matter but it is a community divorce. Remarriage in a family most often ends in disharmony.
Divorce leaves everybody shattered. Grandchildren are separated from their immediate grandparents. Usually in a divorce children below the age of 18 are given the custody to the mother. She leaves her in laws’ house and so does the grandchildren. In most of the cases the grandchildren keep in regular touch with their paternal grandparents. Even the daughter-in-law keeps in touch. If the children are handed over to the mother who shifts to her parents’ home for support then they become closer to their maternal grandparents. If the mother remarries with 2 children with a man with kids, the children take time to adjust or never adjust at all.
Stepfamilies don’t bond the same way as the first families do. There are isolated cases where a child is welcomed wholeheartedly into the new household. He may enjoy the love of even 6 grandparents and a large family of cousins, step cousins, aunts and uncles. Due to increase in divorces and remarriages the older parents face mid-life crisis. They feel unwanted and feel lonely. Grandparents may fear that they could lose contact with their grandchildren to the other family.
“Legal divorce is the dissolution of the marriage by the state through a court order terminating the marriage”. The attorney argues and blames both the spouses and wins the battle. A divorce is like a death. It is the death of a relationship. Hence, it needs time for mourning. Generally, the person who has filed for a divorce has went through this mourning period. Therefore, it is the other person who grieves the loss. A legal divorce is usually preceded by an emotional divorce. “Emotional divorce involves withholding positive emotions and communications from the relationship” (Vaughen 1986). There are also psychic divorces where people may remain in marriage yet divorced
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At the moment, life is a wonderful experience to me with the presence of my beloved husband around me. It is a clear aspect of coincidence rather than the determination of choices we make in life that keeps us going along high spirits of enthusiastic life with family in a foreign country.
The children have to go through the emotional stress of living with only one parent. However, experts have established the fact that it is healthier for children to live with a single parent than with two parents who are in constant argument, abuse and conflict.
Not to mention that there is a plethora of other matters of social and material human interactions that are affected, arguably, positively or negatively by the institution of marriage. Not to take any sides in the argument but while it is arguable that the definition of marriage depends on the majority’s perception of the institution; the origins of marriage are undoubtedly religious.
Choice of mate or life partner is a call from the soul. Yet, a thorough study of myriad factors, shaping and determining the choice for life partners, enables its readers to cure many inhibitions or shallow feelings related to it.
‘Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society’ by Mary Ann Lamanna and Agnes Riedman is a book that forms an important social document that serves to understand the subtleties and intricacies of family life and marital relationships.
e community and religion demands a couple or old aged people to look for a specific area .The selection of living option is largely influenced by the financial status of an individual as finance allow person to get what they desire. Family status, most of the time demands living
This leads to understanding among people to be able to adapt to their environment. In today’s times, family ties are not as they used to be back in the day. Times have indeed changed. However, it should not be