In the old days, there was a considerable amount for shame attached to being divorced. Divorce was not seen as an option to get rid of a troubled relationship for long.
Couples stayed together even if they were miserable and extramarital affairs went on for years without breaking up marriages because married couples didn’t want to hurt their children or lose face with their parents.
In some urban areas it has become almost cool to be divorced. People are less concerned about their future with their partners as now-a-days the rate of DINKs (Double income No kids) have increased. Because of this, people are living their life in their own ways without having the fear of how divorce will make an impact on children.
As the role reversal has entered the modern era, the rise in the conflicts between them also increased. Where women expect high from their male counterparts, men also expect high from their wives.
About 25 percent are related to sexual problems and another 25 percent "emotional incompatibility." The other reason is alcoholism, mental and physical abuse. There are many basiss of the high rise of divorce rate in India. Greater social acceptance is one of them.
In a survey, Detectives say that many of the cases they handle involve wives seeking information on their husbands and their mistresses. Some of them claim that 80 percent of divorces are triggered by “third parties.”
Empowerment of women has initiated the extinction of marriage in urban areas as financially educated women are now open to the option of ending the relationship rather than to bear lifelong abuses silently. The campaigns on gender equality are now giving rise to ego clashes between the husband and wife, especially if the wife too is the bread earner of the family.
The sanctity of marriage is becoming less day by day. The attitude of people towards marriage is changing especially in urban areas. The divorce rate is more in urban areas as compared to rural areas. There is still a stigma attached to divorce but considerably less than in the past.