San Jose Divorce Attorney comments on Recent Article Regarding Divorce
This week Newsweek Magazine reports on how divorce changed the lives of children who lived through what Senior Editor David Jefferson coins as the “divorce generation.” Jefferson recounts how the myth of the nuclear family exploded in the 60s, and the woman’s rights movement opened the workplace doors to mothers which in turn made divorce a viable option for many women. In 1969, California governor Ronald Regan signed the “no-fault” divorce law, allowing couples to end a marriage by declaring “ireconciable differences” and divorce became a routine occurrence. Despite the depressing statistics about the rise and impact of divorce on a societal level, Jefferson’s article focuses on the personal impact that divorce had on his classmates at Grant High School and concludes that a surprising number of his classmates wound up in solid marriages.
Jefferson reports that the urge to stay married was stronger in his classmates generation than the urge to get divorced was in their parents’ generation. Moreover, Jefferson found that despite complications and collateral damage, his research indicates that divorce was probably for the best, both in the lives of his classmates who themselves got divorced later in life and their parents who had divorced while they were children. Most people, it seemed, did not think ill of their parents for having split up, rather as one classmate put it, “…as an adult, I learned that my parents were just two people who met each other, fell in love, had children, and it didn’t work out,” and that “good people get divorced too.” Jefferson’s article can be found on newsstands this week or on Newsweek.com.
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