Why do divorces happen like never before?This is a hot topic. It is a divorce between two educated individuals. No one really knows or can understand the complexities involved. However, it does seem that there is a pattern, and this is just based on observations of situations and experiences as narrated by friends.
The first problem seems to be the big toss between the old and the new that every educated male is undergoing. On the one hand, the wife has been educated and wants her "space". He/ she does not like the old ways of the mother-in-law or father-in-law or both. We also hear about big ego issues on either side.
The next problem seems to be the craze to make maximum money in a short time and have lifestyles that are of out tune with what normal middle-class families are used to. This can result in maximum problems for both life partners and leads to further complications as there is no clarity on priorities in life.
The third problem seems to be the burn out that happens even by the age of 35. That is, either of the life partners develops some serious medical complications and this makes life very complex indeed.
How these problems are going to be resolved is a big billion dollar question. The professional counselors have their hands full. Yet, divorces keep increasing day after day. The spirit of tolerance, where the husband and wife would fight everyday and still get on with each other, seems to be missing.