Divorce and Rebuilding

Often, we tend to view marital instability in terms of the likelihood of failure. That is, people who are more likely to divorce are also more likely to fail in life.

The discussion of divorce trends helps us to place the question of Who divorces? in perspective. Think about the likelihood of divorce.

What are some of the factors in our society that might lead to divorce?

What are some of the individual factors that might lead to divorce?

Have you seen this play out with the people you know? (Support your position with the readings and/or other sources)

After divorce many couples end up getting remarried. Existing data show that overall, remarriages provide men and women with more choices in controlling their lives, but reactions by stepparents are more mixed. Consider the many challenges of stepparenting that might interfere with the potential rewards of a remarriage. Give me your thoughts on this and use the readings and/or other sources to support your answer.