x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Husbands staying out late contributing to high divorce rates, majlis hears

Heavy debts and a lack of communication are also contributing factors to a rise in divorce rates in the UAE, family counselor says.

Heavy debts, a lack of communication and husbands staying out late is contributing to a rise in divorce rates.

Divorce rates have jumped from 1 per cent to 7 per cent, according to Saeed bin Laith Tunaiji, family counselor and chairman of the Students’ Parents Council in the Central Region, who was speaking on Saturday at the Ramadan majlis, held by the Marriage Fund in Ras Al Khaimah.

Mr Tunaiji said said many causes of disputes heard in the UAE courts are also to do with the fast pace of life and warned that lavish weddings, which can cost on average Dh500,000, can force many men to seek bank loans, saddling their families in the future, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National.