Fallout from divorce increases

Posted By on November 24, 2010

From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet:

Despite the ease with which divorce is contemplated and achieved today, research confirms that it is not good for the mental and physical health of children. A Canadian study suggests that children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives….

At the same time, an influential British think tank, the Centre for Social Justice, was delivering a report warning that divorce, family breakdown and the mobility of people in search of work are among factors undermining the security of people as they age.

The report by the CSJ, founded by Iain Duncan Smith, who is now the Work and Pensions Secretary, calls on society as well as the Government to address the “looming crisis” in social care.

It warns that increasing numbers of pensioners will be left suffering and in poverty as they are left without children, spouses or other family members to support them….

The generation that opened the gates to easy divorce now seems to be facing one of its direst consequences.

You can read the entire piece at this link. It’s important to note that these consequences are not due solely to rising divorce rates but to the plummeting birth rate. Without children to replace an aging population, you have too few people to care for the elderly. We’ve posted about this many times in the past. Click “demography” in the tag cloud at left to see more.

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2 Responses to “Fallout from divorce increases”

  1. misspinky says:

    Forget about the stroke, the reprecussions of divorce are more far reaching. My parents divorced, and although I can tell you that an unhappy marriage can be just as detrimental, the bottom line is that it behooves us all to be patient with love and to really choose our spouses carefully. No one is perfect, and no marriage will be either because we all have our flaws which we sometimes fall prey to, however, we owe it to our children to pick a person who will work with us when things get rough.

    I think some people have very serious, legitimate reasons for divorce as in cases with abuse or addiction, but everything else can be worked on if both people love each other enough to do a little team work and heal the relationship. People seem to divorce these days over the slightest things, and instead of spouses truly being partners to one another, they pick on each other, point fingers blaming, sulk, resent.

    Sometimes I feel that falling in love is easy for most couples, the initial euphoria is tantalizing, but it’s becoming friends that’s the hard part. We all have romantic notions of our perfect husband and blissful marriage, but nobody ever talks about the rough patches and how you have to stick together more than ever doing those bouts. People want a microwave solution to their lives though, they want the solution quickly and they want it painlessly, but that’s not the reality of marriage and maybe if more people had a realistic view of it, there might be less divorce and more willingness to compromise, communicate, and forgive.

  2. Well said, Miss Pinky. Thank you for sharing.

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