Divorce has the reputation for being messy, costly, time-consuming litigation, and sometimes that is unavoidable.
You’re often fighting for the things that are most precious to you, like your children.
Divorce breeds poverty, particularly for women and children.
In the first 18 months following divorce, between 77 and 83 percent of mothers and their children live in poverty.
Many sociologists believe that societies hoping to flourish and perpetuate must rear children responsibly.
In most functioning societies, an intact family helps children develop strong moral character.
According to sociologist Molly Martin, girls raised by a divorced parent tend to live on welfare and require public housing as adults.
Public dependency continues for their children who, as mothers, are three times more likely to go on welfare.
Also, 58 percent of these children are classified as special needs as opposed to 31 percent of children in intact families.
As for educational attainment, children of divorce are more likely to drop out of high school or not attend college.