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Marital Dissolution

Divorce, Separation, Annulment, and Widowhood
  • Kimberly A. Faust
  • Jerome N. McKibben

Abstract

In the past, most marriages ended with the death of a spouse. Today, the majority of marriages will end with a divorce. Although marriage continues to be important, recent changes in the American lifestyle, such as cohabitation, later age at marriage, increased out-of-wedlock childbearing, divorce, and remarriage, have changed the institution of marriage. For many people, marriage is no longer seen as a lifetime commitment.

Keywords

Child Support Divorce Rate Interparental Conflict Marital Dissolution Marital Disruption 
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  • Kimberly A. Faust
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  • Jerome N. McKibben
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavioal ScienceFitchburg State CollegeFitchburgUSA

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