Filipinos believe in the indissolubility of marriage. Filipino culture focuses on family as a foundation for physical and emotional development, moral nourishment, and spiritual well-being. The breakup of a family ruins not only the marital relationship, but also the moral and spiritual development of children. As such, the proposed divorce law seems to be incompatible with the Philippine Constitution’s protection of marriage.
Divorce is hard on everyone involved, including children. Children can become confused or distracted by the new dynamics of their family, causing a drop in their academic performance. They will also have difficulty relating to other children and develop a lack of social contacts. Insecurities and low self-esteem can also affect children. Therefore, it is important to take these effects into account when evaluating divorce and how it affects children.
Couples enter marriage hoping for a lasting and mutually supportive relationship. However, when issues arise, many couples spend considerable time trying to renegotiate the terms of their marriage. They may even decide to separate for a period of time and wait for the problem to resolve itself. Couples who think about divorce can be categorized into three categories. There are those who never divorced and those who did and had serious regrets later.