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mistakenly think of divorce as an event that occurs all at once: a judge signs a decree and a married couple instantly becomes divorced. In fact divorce is actually a process that starts long before the day in court and the negative impacts of divorce may stay for a lifetime (Furstenberg and Cherlin 2). The process begins with a troubled marriage and comes to an end when one parent leaves home for good. The breakup involves emotional separation, legal arrangements, dividing economic assets and agreements about the parenting responsibilities along with the custody of children (Furstenberg and Cherlin 19). These parents may be busy while dealing with their own problems but they should realize that they are the most important people in their children’s lives. In conclusion, it is

quite obvious that divorce can be a very difficult event in one’s life causing many harmful damages to all of the family members. On the other hand, divorce is not the end of life; in fact it is a beginning that gives the chance to create a new, satisfying life. The only thing parents must keep in mind that while they are struggling in the process of divorce, their children are dealing with similar feelings and thoughts. Those are the times when they need the guidance and love most. Children are not responsible for who their parents are or for what they do. On the contrary, it is the parents and the community who are responsible for who their children are and for what they become. Works Cited Behrman, Richard E. and Linda Sandham Quinn. “Children and Divorce: Overview and

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