Meanwhile, the government has launched family counselling programmes to help tackle the rising rate of divorce, in addition to the Marriage Fund - which aims to promote "family life".Recently, the Marriage Fund conducted a field study to look at the growing tendency of divorce between young married couples.The study also showed that a high percentage of Emirati men marry foreign spouses, and a lack of communication or understanding of their partner's culture or language is contributing to their separation.More than 50 percent of marriages between Emirari subjects and non-Emiratis end in divorce.
Now, she says she regrets her decision to marry, but says she felt obliged to follow her parents' wishes.
"Your spouse is chosen for you by your family, especially your mother.
This is where marital problems begin."Rashid, also divorced, shares Abed's sentiments.
No matter how smart, clever and well-educated we are about networking (I'm a PR person so I know it well!
), in a busy city like Dubai, when often feel lonely, vulnerable and dating online looks like the only solution. A few weeks after breaking up with my ex-boyfriend of six months – it was a very painful and complicated relationship – I eventually decided to have a look at Tinder, mostly out of boredom and to try to get over my ex.