With fifty percent of marriages ending in a divorce, it is a prevalent occurrence within modern day society. Divorce has become a reality for some families, allowing society to readjust and reconstruct the family paradigm. Despite the negativity that once plagued a recently divorced familie, divorce has become such a common situation within society that the effects are no longer as drastic as they once were; society has learned how to interact with and incorporate divorced families. Society itself is also not as affected by a divorce because it contributes to a couple’s definition of commitment. With the increase of societal acceptance of divorce, a couple may not define commitment to be as long term as it once was. Society has learned how to handle the impact that a divorce might have on the social structures that make up a community. Divorce is not a threat in that society considers to be an option.