There has been reduction in available job opportunities as the global population continues to rise year-after-after, and there has been lack of communication and increase in stress between the spouses who decide to culminate their holy marriage by filing for divorce in the judicial courts. It is shocking to learn that out of a population of 1,000 people, there are 6.4 marriages and 3.4 divorces, which means that 50% of marriages in the United States of America result into a divorce (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). There are various causes that make the spouses take the ultimate decision of ending their matrimonial vows through legal divorce. The rate of divorce also differs from one state to another and also varies among different religions. Due to the loss of jobs and financial burdens, the adults are not able to cope with the mental stress, thereby, leading to misunderstanding and conflicts. As the judicial process of divorce takes time and money, the couples prefer to have live-in relationships. The panacea for the problem of divorce in adults could be a higher education from colleges and universities as it has helped the adults to retain the matrimonial bonds without filing for a divorce (Divorce, 2012). This research paper highlights the problem of divorce in adults by mentioning its causes, variation among different religions, age groups, and states; negative and positive effects, and suggestions for couples to live a happy married life in addition to the results of personal interviews of three divorced individuals.
Causes of Divorce
One of the major causes of divorce is that the adults marry early in their lives, and they are not able to give time and care to each other. More than 60% of divorces occur under the age of 24 years (Divorce Statistics, n.d.). The adults of this age group are already struggling to establish themselves in their professional career and have to toil for paying their utility bills. So they carry their financial and emotional worries to their home and are not able to give love and care to their spouses. In the absence of love and time for each other, misunderstanding between the husband and the wife grows, and frequent conflicts occur. Childlessness is another cause of divorce as 66% of childless couples file for divorce in contrast to 40% of couples with children (Divorce Statistics, n.d.). A personal interview with a divorcee, Anthony Davis, shows that Anthony and his former wife, Nona, were too young when they got married. Moreover, Anthony also revealed that financial problems, infidelity, and marrying too early were two most important factors leading to divorce (personal communication, February 3, 2012). In two other interviews, Samantha Staples and Brittany Duckwiler disclosed that lack of care and inadequate communication had led to divorces with their partners (personal communication, February 3, 2012). So divorce occurs due to the mistakes of both the partners who...