Societal Conditions Related to the Rising Divorce Rate The family performs fewer functions today. The increasing equality between men and women has created opportunities and tensions. There is less stigma attached to divorce today. Pressures have surfaced to simplify the legal process for obtaining a divorce.
Violence in the Family Intimate Partner Violence Includes violence between spouses, cohabitating partners, boyfriends/girlfriends, and dates Reasons for intimate partner violence Use of violence to settle disputes, especially by males Marital poverty Sexual inequality An inconsistency between a man’s and woman’s achievements Social isolation