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PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series: “Divorce from a Teen’s Perspective (Show #31 )

May 23, 2017

Almost 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce and Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. So about every 13 seconds there is a divorce in America.


Why people are divorcing in the United States?


Lack of commitment is the most common reason given by divorcing couples according to a recent national survey. Here are the reasons given and their percentages:

  • Lack of commitment 73%
  • Argue too much 56%
  • Infidelity 55%
  • Married too young 46%
  • Unrealistic expectations 45%
  • Lack of equality in the relationship 44%
  • Lack of preparation for marriage 41%
  • Abuse 25%



How does divorce affect our children?  What are things we can do to help?  Our talk today is going to be about divorce from a teen’s point of view.  We’re going to hear directly from a teen about his thoughts, feelings and triumphs.


Our guest is Lucas Kaitsas.  He is 19 years old and currently attending El Camino College and a certified Physical Fitness Trainer.  He comes from a family of 5 brothers and sisters & one stepsister. He has played soccer since I was 5 years old.


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