Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

Sep 29, 2014 by

By Mark Townsend, Guardian: Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split. Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years after separation found that children and their mothers see living standards fall by more on average during the aftermath than fathers. Researchers also found that, after couples with grown-up children separated, almost a third of women, usually over...

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Divorce and Remarriage

Sep 14, 2014 by

By Robert Spaemann, First Things: The divorce statistics for modern Western societies are catastrophic. They show that marriage is no longer regarded as a new, independent reality transcending the individuality of the spouses, a reality that, at the very least, cannot be dissolved by the will of one partner alone. But can it be dissolved by the consent of both parties, or by the will of a synod or a pope? The answer must be no, for as Jesus himself explicitly declares, man cannot put asunder...

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Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Paul Strand, CBN News: ATLANTA — Most people believe only half of U.S. marriages make it. But a leading researcher is announcing the true divorce rate is much lower and always has been. Shaunti Feldhahn received her research training at Harvard. She and her husband Jeff help people with their marriages and relationships through best-selling books like, For Women Only and For Men Only. This Atlanta-based couple often quoted in their writings and at conferences what they thought was...

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Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, Family Edge: While research has told us that the prevalence of divorce in our society can account for the gender gap within higher education, a recent article in The Huffington Post sheds more light on what the exact causal relation might be.  It may not just be the possibility of divorce, itself, that has such an impact on both female and male adolescents, but rather the lack of father involvement in the lives of male children. This article states that “Father absence is at...

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Children of divorce more reliant on psychiatric help

Jul 7, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, MercatorNet: The News Story – Divorce-alternate week arrangement damages children, experts say. While recent research has illumined the detrimental psychological effects that children of divorced families experience, further evidence shows that attempts to combat these effects by providing equal, split custody have not only failed to do so, but additionally have proved to increase the harm done to such children. A recent article in International Business Times explains...

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The over-the-counter divorces

Jun 23, 2014 by

By Darren Boyle, Mailonline: Over-the-counter divorces will make ending a marriage as easy as ‘disposing of a carrier bag’, a former government minister has warned. Ann Widdecombe said plans under consideration by the most senior family law judge in England and Wales, Sir James Munby will make obtaining a divorce even easier than it is at present. This comes as the Office of National Statistics has revealed that the number of couples divorcing has increased by 0.5 percent between...

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