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Alarming rates of Divorces in Sri Lanka!Thoughts from a family counsellor

7 November 2023 01:59 pm

Divorces or the  ending of a sacred marriage have not been common in Asian countries such as Sri Lanka until very recently. While there have been incidents where the separation of husbands and wives has been observed, mostly for temporary periods, nowadays, divorce rates are rising, and this is alarming because most divorce cases involve children who will have to adjust themselves to face the consequences of coming from a broken home. Therefore, we spoke to a family counselor in Sri Lanka who wanted to share their insights on how to prevent such divorces from occurring in your own marriage. So, let’s dive in. 

Words - Prabha Rupasinghe

Why divorces seems to be on the rise in Sri Lanka?

There are mainly a few reasons that lead to divorce within Sri Lankan society. These can include a lack of commitment, conflicts and arguments, marrying too young, ongoing financial problems throughout the marriage, substance abuse, infidelity, and domestic violence. Some of these factors are quite uncontrollable and inevitable in ending a marriage. However, there are some factors that can be avoided and addressed to create a much more thriving marriage. Therefore, our family counselor offered a few pieces of advice.

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