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Is it just me, or are there alot more families "falling apart" than ever before?

Everywhere I turn there are brother's and sisters, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons who are fighting with one another. There are so many divorces, especially between couples that have been married 25 years or more. No one gets along anymore. Has this always been? Maybe I just never noticed.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Relationships

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  • Hard times are hardest on families. Rates of divorce and domestic violence do tend to escalate during times of economic depression.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:08 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • i think its also especially because back in the day, women put up with alot of shit from men because they felt like they had too. now a days, alot more women wont put up with their shit.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 2:10 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • It's because this system is coming to an end and as it gets closer the worse things are going to get and soon everyone will turn against religion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • its easier to quit then stick it out. Most people want the easy way out instead of working through their problems. Now divorce is pretty much a part of the Adult life cycle. I thnk its sad.

    Answer by firewife1 at 2:38 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Statistics for marriages falling apart are still 1 out of every 2. That's been the same for decades. The thing now is so many people are having families without being married so yes more families are breaking up but they are not committing to the relationship to begin with so why think they will stay together for the family? They are just playing out and if they have kids then they just think "so what?" They are not taking it seriously. Sad commentary but it's true.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:50 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • We live in an instant gratification society where people feel their every need should be met at all times. It starts when those people are children. The parents or parent gives the child everything they want and makes sure the child never experiences failure or disappointment. They also don't experience learning about others needs or caring for others. They are only learning about taking care of their own needs and desires. So they get married and their spouse disappoints them for the first time instead of working on it they go cheat or leave. They will find someone that will fullfill all their needs like mom and dad did. Sadly they are in multiple marriages with children torn apart because of a parent that only cares about self. We have millions of people like this in our country and it will continue to get worse. We are a very much "me" oriented society.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • You are right in that it is a lot worse than it has been in the past. The "Me" generation is in full bloom, and being all about oneself is hardly good for relationships of any flavor.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:58 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I think that it's a lot more public then ever before on top of the fact that more people are splitting up. Right now money makes the world go round and there are a lot of families with out which causes tension. There's also the fact that women make more money, expect more of their husbands, and are generally more confident in themselves then eery before. We're not as satisfied to be just wives and mothers anymore which is throwing off the family dynamic. In my opinion of course...

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

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