Cases of divorce are on the rise in India.

September 9, 2012 12:21am CST
In India, marriage so long remained an institution A spouse is still now traditionally regarded in India as something one keeps for life. But new India is challenging that, with legalized separations doubling over the last decade. That does not mean that the country is overrun with divorces. Compared to the western countries, the percentage of unsuccessful marriages is still negligible in India. Yet the trend is upwards. But the fact is that if cases of divorce are on the rise in India, it is because women are no longer content to be trapped in unhappy marriages. Before, women trapped in an unhappy marriage would suffer in silence, they had enough tolerance and they were compelled to continue the married life by hook or by crook by none other than their own parental family members. But now the picture is different; a brave few are saying “enough” and leaving their husbands without any hesitation. It may be due to change in mentality as well as financial stability. But the first one is more important as because if the suffering woman is not mentally strong enough; she would never be able to leave her husband even if she is financially strong and is not financially dependent on her husband. It is all about mentality and level of tolerance that count and have been on the change. This is my personal opinion. Have you anything else?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
11 Sep 12
I honestly don't think that divorce is an option that will work for many people. However, with the advent of woman's suffrage throughout out several different parts of the world, I have to say that it doesn't surprise me at all that divorce rates are increasing in different parts of the world. The reason that I believe that this is happening is because of the fact that there are more women that are working outside the house and realize that they don't have to put up with the abuses that they used to believe they had to deal with.
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Some famous public figures are doing it, so probably others think divorce is alright. But in my opinion, divorce is subjective. I mean, we know that some marriage happen because it's been arranged, based on tradition. So, many couples marry without love, without even going to the stage of dating and courtship. That's why when they live together as husband and wife, they are strangers to each other. That's when problems and conflicts of personalities come in. If that is the case, divorce maybe applicable. However, if people want to divorce because they no longer feel the same spark they used to have when they were boyfriend-girlfriend, that is completely unacceptable. I mean, why marriage is allowed in the first place?
@prashu228 (25516)
• India
9 Sep 12
I don't think there is anything wrong ,i getting divorce, when two people cant live together, its better to go out of that relationship, why should they suffer , just for the sake of customs and traditions? i am glad that Indian women are knowing their rights , and are in a state to know what they really want in life, no one simply get divorced , just for fashion or anything, they too think a lot . I am happy the way Indian women are developing, in financial and mental strength wise. When i get married, i don't think i will go into the relationship with the idea of divorce, but if nothing works, i will definitely go for divorce, instead of suffering. I think elders don't like this thought at all, but i feel this is the choice left ,if relationship doesn't work.
• United States
9 Sep 12
I blame the Yanks and the Brits, lol! Western women Know if this marriage thing doesn't work out, there is divorce! So if the husband ans she can't make it work , they can get out. I think it is good more Indian women are freeing themselves from a unhappy marriage. I'm glad they are financially set that they can leave.