Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Not a long marriage

The couple had signed a prenuptial agreement, one term of which was that the bride would not post photographs of the marriage on social media. She did and two hours after the marriage ceremony he divorced her. Under the Wahabi faith men have a lot of power vis-a-vis their wives and since the couple may not have even met each other, you get divorces for reasons such as the wife removing her veil and he seeing her for the first time. In another case, after being married for two years the husband divorced his wife after she failed to respond to his WhatsApp message.

The divorce rate in Saudi Arabia is high with over 50 per cent of marriages falling apart. Around half of these divorces occurred among newlyweds, according to one Saudi legal expert.

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