Divorce Paper

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The Effects of Divorce in American Culture
Many of us can tell our own stories of divorce or broken relationships; we may have experienced this kind of disruption in our family of origin, broken up with a life partner ourselves, or begun to consider separation or divorce in our current relationship. Even more of us have watched friends, coworkers, or extended family members go through a divorce or the end of a holy union. And whether or not we are aware of it, we meet and interact with divorced, divorcing, or separated individuals in nearly every social circle in which we move.
Something harder to imagine is just how seriously divorce was taken at one time. In America's past it was once meant to symbolize failure, capriciousness, and immorality. People who got divorced were originally seen as social outcasts; those one shouldn't associate with. The more common divorce became, however, the less stigmatized it had also become. Divorce in American society transformed from a meaning of failure to one of opportunity and self-accomplishment. It was no longer a symbol of shame and thus divorce rates sprouted everywhere. Several functions of society can be viewed through the institution of divorce in America as it came to be a sign of personal change and development.

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Divorce is becoming all too popular in this society. Some will say divorce is such a long, hurtful process that hurt the two adults involved, and affects the children tremendously. Others do not consider divorce to be that bad. Divorce is the lazy way out of a marriage; the cowardly thing to do when a problem presents itself. What people fail to see is that there is a stigma put on divorced people. Divorce is not the only answer to marital problems, in most cases. Every culture, past and present, has a different view of divorce and a different way of getting a divorce.
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