Study after study have confirmed what many have intuitively known – divorce is bad for the children. Children often pay most price in unstable and broken marriages. They get caught up in conflicts between parents, forced to witness angry and abusive fights. Daughters often follow the example of their mothers when it comes to relations with men. Each relationship transition for the mothers – including divorce, widowhood or new cohabitation – increases the likelihood of cohabitation for their daughters.
Is this really progress? When economic advancement comes at the cost of familial poverty? Developing nations are made great strides in prosperity by embracing modernity and capitalistic ideology. But the dilemma of progress is clear.