Divorce in the UAE
The divorce rate in the UAE has increased dramatically in the last few years, and is costing the government lots of money.
February 9, 2009 2:52 by Aarti Nagraj
Many factors have contributed to this rising number of divorce rates. Experts suggest that some of the reasons include couples being married too early, too many cultures in the country and the financial strains of marriage in UAE. Furthermore, experts claim say that apart from social and economic factors, couples have unrealistic expectations of married life.
“Adding to the social factors that fuel the trend of divorce, are unrealistic expectations; that is people marrying without understanding that it’s not going to always be milk and honey, but that marriage, like any project in life, requires hard work, reviews and maintenance,” said Najla Al Awadhi, member of the UAE parliament, in an article published on Al Arabiya online.
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