Trends in Divorce in India
The young couples are fast becoming upwardly mobile and rich in Indian cities. But economic prosperity is taking its toll on the marital status and marriages are falling apart. Over the years the number of divorce cases filed in the family courts have doubled. The main reasons are ego, stress to professional competition.
In cities like Gurgaon over 25 matrimonial dispute cases are registered every month at the mediation and conciliation Centre, more than 10 are divorce petitions. At least 2 cases settle for divorce every month.
It is seen that most of the couples filing a divorce petition in the family courts are working professionals in the age group of 25-35 years. According to experts divorces are increasing due to frequent ego clashes and work stress.
The husbands file more than 70% of the total divorce cases. In the corporate world a man fails to give sufficient time to his family. This directly affects his relationship with the wife.
A progressive individual culture is also responsible for the upward trend. Spouses are no longer dependent on each other financially. Also ego plays a major role. There is high sense of intolerance and immaturity among young couples these days. It is the modern culture and materialistic attitude of people that has to be blamed.
Another cause of divorce is rising cases of domestic violence where wives are victims of physical abuse. Children are no longer the binding factor in marriages. Most children are badly affected by the fact that their parents are divorced or on the verge of splitting.
Children tend to project extreme behavioral patterns such as aggressiveness or social withdrawal. They start bullying other children and suffer from psychological weakness. There is also blow to child's self esteem. What worsens the situation is when a partner tries to malign the other to gain the child's sympathy.
This problem has become serious in today's generation, one should look forward to this so that India will be able to reduce divorces of the society.