people are fickle, dont take vows seriously, its such a shame, marraige should be for life..not a phase!!
Materialistic mentality means..... money & sex are more important than morals, values, religions,society & trust. The more materialistic society , the more divorced society, regardless of country. It's plain and simple
The main difference is that often people get married too quickly, barely knowing each other really but simply out of infatuation taken for love.
In arranges marriages, people like said earlier have little expectations, other than the desire to work things out.
The "Love" only comes when the couple has grown from friends, close friends, companions and truly in love. Knowing that you both walk the same path and finally became in love, genuinely becomes a strength. A strength that keeps people together.
Note also that there is the outside pressure of the families that the pair works things out among themselves, since the parents went through the same process, therefore provide a loving, supporting and caring look on the newly weds.
This is also possible in the western way of "falling in love", only the hurdle of finding that one thing that keep you together becomes the blend.
When divorce laws are more relaxed, it makes it possible for people to escape relationships that are harmful to them. In some places, a woman who is being beaten is expected to stay with her husband. That is not the case here.
I do not know enough about India to give a fair answer to your question, but I do know that there are places where it is OKAY to abuse your wife and if she tries to leave, she can be put to death, or mutilated or both. Also it is okay for the husbands to have other women, but a woman can be put to death for adultery. I'm sure that would make for some very long marriages. Are they happy marriages? I couldn't say.
Yes, me too. It's good that men are not allowed to abuse their families in India. That must make for happier marriages.
You're lucky. It makes me wonder why so many people are immigrating to Canada and the US. Do you have a lot of Canadian immigrants to India?
I don't know about most countries, but I think many marriages fail because the partners got married way to young....
couples that get married late 20s mid 30s last longer... couples that get married over 40 rarely get a divorce...
...probably has everything to do with maturing personalities....
was it an arranged marriage? (which (for westerners funnily enough) makes for a higher success rate then people have to find their own mate)