Divorce rates have increased significantly in the past few decades. The United States society is ranked third with the highest number of divorces. Some of the factors contributing to divorce include the age of marriage, favorable divorce laws, education level, social-economic factors, and an individual’s attitude towards divorce. The government can enforce policies that discourage divorce such as unfavorable child protection and divorce laws, to regulate the number of couples applying for a separation.
The age of a couple during marriage is a factor that can either lead to a successful marriage or future separation. At a tender age, people may tend to have an adventurous and exploring attitude towards life hindering them from identifying their suitable marriage partner. Hence, the government should set a legal age for marriage to approximately 25 when one is mature and ready for engagement. The authorities should also set unfavorable divorce policies to discourage people from applying for one. The government could enact strict child protection laws such as heavy monthly contributions for both divorced parents.
Consequently, the government could regulate the number of marriage relationships that an individual can be engaged in to two. Most of the people who are divorced more than two times are toxic in a relationship. They are also likely to have a positive attitude towards divorce which encourages them to get one when they are in conflict with their partner. Regulating the number of times one could involve in a marital relationship would help people find ways to resolve their issues to avoid being single by law.
Moreover, enforcement of a social therapy program for couples by the government would help the married find ways to solve their problems rather than opt for a divorce. Attitudes towards divorce and family culture also contribute greatly towards divorce rates. Therefore, parents should take the responsibility of advising their offspring about marital life while guiding them to successful marriages. However, if a marital relationship grows toxic, it is essential that the couple is granted a divorce.