Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage either by court or other competent body. Long before Christianity, Rome had an informal, private divorce procedure. It was either by mutual agreement or by the sole decision of the husband to hand his wife a divorce through a letter “repudium”. The Church came into control of Divorce matters with the advent of Christianity To couples with children, divorce isn’t a solution or a recommendation in settling down their differences .The conduct of parents leading to, during and after divorce is crucial to the state of children and requires great care. It helps for children to keep off from the conflicts of their parent.
For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a “solution” to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another. The sages coined that, “children are like wet cement and whatever falls to it makes an impression that lasts forever.”Causes of divorce include: financial strain, mental illness, infidelity, barrenness, intrusion of in-laws into a marriage, spouses who had a troubled childhood, falling out of love, drug (alcohol) abuse, different careers, ethnicity, racism, and conversion to a new religion, physical and emotional abuse.
The consequences of divorce mostly and largely falls on children as they became wayward or rebel against the authority of the parent bringing them up.. The children from the previous union and the children who will be sired out of the new union all create a new family outfit and the constituent units making up this new unit have their own idiosyncratic personalities. This blending may create further psychological isolation particularly to the step –siblings who may feel neglected or not being given quality attention. The slur of divorce can be prevented by life-long commitments, faithful spouses, and professional counsel, reminding the spouses the oaths they took during wedding, spending time together and nice compliments