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Even after dating several people or staying in ‘live-in relationships’, MARRIAGES in India are still ‘in trend’.

We live in a nation, where people consider marriage as a final destination to settle down with a partner for a life-time.

Being a socially acceptable institution, marriage is always on people’s mind! Irrespective of individual’s age, sex or caste; marriage always has a special position in establishing and nurturing families.

Whether a couple has a love marriage or an arranged one; ‘being married’, is always regarded as a respectable status.

Having all the goodness of a loving relationship, marriage has several benefits-

  1. It provides emotional, financial, mental, physical security.
  2. It nurtures the thought of living as a family.
  3. It has certainty of persistence in relationship.
  4. It proves out to be an anti-depressant against all kinds of tensions and worries.
  5. It provides all the goodness of a companionship.
  6. It creates bonding between the people involved.
  7. It is a promise of life-long partnership and commitment.
  8. It provides loads of care and concern to all the family members and it guarantees that a couple gets old age support.
  9. It has more chances that the couple is involved in safer sex by practicing monogamy.
  10. Last but very special benefit and the most loved part – ‘A couple has Children’.

SUMMARY- People in a marital relationship have loads of benefits. They have chances of longer life, better physical-emotional-mental-spiritual, health and support as compared to single people or people in live-in relationships.


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Divorce Rate in India Increasing

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Divorce Rate in India Increasing

This is an unusual trend in a country where the divorce rate was just 1 in 1,000 ten years ago, and is still a relatively low 13 per 1,000 – as compared to the US average of 500 per 1,000. While India has no central or even state-wise registry of divorce data, family court officials say the number of divorce applications has doubled and even tripled in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi,  Bengaluru and Lucknow over the past few years.

Reasons are:

The waning influence of the family and joint family; the growing psychological and financial independence of women; late marriages resulting in a greater reluctance to compromise or change set ways and lifestyles.

Here are some facts about the increasing divorce rate in India:

1,667 cases of divorce were filed in Mumbai in 2014(till November 30, up from 5245 cases in 2010

8347 Divorce cases were filed in Kolkata in 2014(till November 30), a 350% increase from the 2,388 divorce cases in 2003

About 2000 Divorce Cases were filed in the Lucknow family court in 2014. Of these about 900 were filed by young couples married less than a year. In 2009, the number of the cases filed by young couples married less than a year was 300.

3 more family courts were opened in Bengaluru in 2013, to cater to demand to the total number increasing to six. There are 8,600 cases pending in the courts and 500 new cases are added every year.

MarriagelaneDivorce Rate in India Increasing
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