Many years ago there is a myth that “If parents are unhappy, the children are unhappy” too. Change in the number of people getting married had been escalating for about 5.3% year by year. Nowadays most people are getting married between the ages of 25-29. 70% of all marriages are civil ceremonies as religion seems to have less influence on marriage. 88% of married people are lived together before marriage. This can be the main reason for divorce. 14% of divorce is tending to happen due to adultery.
Divorce is almost always stressful for children. Most children do not want their parents to separate. Children from divorced homes suffer academically. They experience high levels of behavioural problems. Over ½ of all divorce happens within the first ten years of marriage. Having children might actually prevent divorce or at least prolong marriages for more time so that less damage is done when children are still very young. It is mainly notable that the lowest numbers of divorces occur within the first 5 years of the birth of the eldest child. When the eldest children reach the age of 11, divorces gradually increase for each additional year of age. When kids are very young they can provide a binding effect on couples and hold marriages together. Whereas prolonging a gloomy marriage may not always be the best solution for all families, the negative effects of divorce on kids are well recognised. In some ways, it is encouraging to think that parents are ready to hold back their difference for some time in order to allow their eldest child to reach adulthood before they separate.