Times are changing and so is the concept of love and relationships. For marriages, the changes are expressed in an ever increasing numbers of divorces.
Last year, more than 20 per cent (20.99 per cent) of marriages ended up in divorce, according to the figures of Dubai Statistics Center.
Last year (2010), 3,781 marriage contracts were issued in Dubai and at the same time 794 divorce certificates were given to those couples who decided to call it quits.
Most marriage contracts (1,060) took place in the second quarter. Interestingly the maximum number of divorces (233) also took place in the same quarter.
According to global statistics, divorces are sharply rising in this century. Many studies on the subject cite financial problems as the main concern of many couples who are struggling trying to balance a home life when both are working.
Financial problems have become worse by the economic crises, leading to a greater degree of discontentment among married people.
Other reasons are poor communication, a lack of commitment to the marriage, infidelity, a change in priorities, addictions / substance abuse, physical / sexual abuse, and finally, a lack of conflict resolution skills.
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