Tehran Times, Women's Desk
TEHRAN - A new research conducted by Tehran Shahid Beheshti University showed that nearly 90% of love marriages end in divorce in the country.
Traditional Iranian wedding ceremony depicted in a teahouse painting by Abbas Boloukifar -click image to see high resolution
Head of the research group Majid Abhari
referred to a great increase in love marriages among the Iranian youth and
called getting married without knowing each other well, and based on puppy
loves, disregarding cultural, financial, and religious differences, and seeking
to live in the lap of luxury as the major factors in such marital breakdowns.
He described getting married without consulting parents as love marriages.
According to Abhari, only in 15% of marriages taken place under the parents' supervision end in divorce.
Abhari also put stress on the importance of receiving proper counseling before getting married and highlighted that only 2% of such marriages end in divorce.
According to figures of state Birth Registration Organization, there were a number of 110,510 divorces recorded in 1387 (March 2008-March 2009).
Men aged between 25 and 29 and women 20 to 24 accounts for the highest rate of divorce, the figure showed.
There was a rise of 11% in the country's divorce rate, compared with the last year.
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