For the vast majority of adults, divorce is an unsettling experience, and it is even more so for children involved in the process. Although it is usually the case that prior to a marital breakdown two adults have grown apart, a child never grows out of the need to feel safe and loved by both parents. In a challenging situation such as divorce, a young child needs extra support and reassurance.
Did you know that almost 20 people are being abused by their partner every minute in the U.S.? Abuse includes not only physical violence and sexual assault but also psychological manipulations that cause depression and anxiety among the victims. Approximately every third American woman and every fourth American man suffers from the above types of abuse accompanied by stalking and rape.
You may think that your divorce is your personal matter, an issue that’s just between you and your spouse. However, we all live as embedded units in a broader community. Were it not for society at large, we would not need to register a union between two individuals. Society affects our relationship to a certain extent. In return, it expects that we comply with its written and unspoken rules – particularly, the sanctity of marriage. Hence, people want to know about the marital status of other people.