The article presents reflections on the changes taking place in the present-day family and on the critical issues that concern it, including divorce. Divorce is looked upon primarily in the context of the factors that come from inside the family, but also in the context of changing social customs and social ideologies. The outcome of empirical research presented in the article touches upon opinions that high school students have on marriage, divorce, and the consequences of the latter. Basing on those opinions, the conclusion is reached that high school students (boys to a greater extent than girls) are attached to a traditional model of the marriage and the family, whereas the liberalisation of the young generation's view on the topic appears only after graduating from the high school and is most visible in people with higher education.
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