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unfulfilled and disappointments ensue, expectations must be relinquished and a range of emotions ensue” (245). Realistically thinking I don’t know too many people who aren’t disappointed when ones expectations aren’t met. In the High Conflict Divorce Article there is a main focus on the magnificent impact that these special cases can have on those involved, parents and children. The Nurse Sees It First The Effects of Parental Divorce, Dr. Jolene Oppawsky on Children and Adolescents it focuses on symptomatology stemming from divorce. Dr. Oppawsky points out that this is a serious matter once the symptomatology is identified it can be improved with the help of professionals. I agree because I have who has struggled with the fact that my parents have never been together. It is hard to imagine being use to the function of a normal family with married parents and then having it taken all away due to divorce. Especially in high Jordan 2
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conflict divorce cases which stem from two categories systemic or personal. Systemic causes touch along the lines of the legal system and when there are children involved. When children are involved in the divorce process there are so many other things that come into play as well. Depending on the situation or the age of the child divorce can be an extremely traumatic experience even more so for them than for the parents. There is a specific attachment that is made between a child and their parents and this is greatly explained by the authors of the High Conflict article, Bowlby’s attachment theory. This theory suggest as an infant it is very necessary to create a bond with the mother for the “secure primary relationship” is beneficial. After about three years the father and the child must develop a relationship affirmed by the mother. Though how can that be done if the parents are going through the course of a high conflict divorce case. This leads to long term effects that these cases can have on children due to the lack of availability from their parents. If the case is bad enough it can result in mental health issues which Dr. Oppawsky sees first hand in her where she documents patients whose parents have dealt with divorce. Dr. Jolene Oppawsky has her PhD in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s degree in counseling and a Master’s degree in Human Services. She is also a licensed professional counselor in the United States. Counseling is an important step whether it is used as a divorce prevention method or as aftermath therapy. In Coontz article she discusses how the 20 th century was experience so many flocculating divorce rates the counseling industry really had to step in to help lower the rates. A company “employed 37 counselors and claimed to have helped 20,000 people become “happily adjusted” in their marriages” (Coontz 12). Just think about how many people have probably gotten divorced from something that started off so minor and over time Jordan 3
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accumulated to the point of turning to the court system. If many other people would just take the
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