Enam and Katia talk about divorce in their countries.
Katia: So, Enam, we’re talking about arranged marriages, but what about the rate of divorce of arranged marriages? Is it high?
Enam: Well, actually, the rate is incredibly low. Actually, it’s below ten percent and it’s changing but still it’s really low and the reason I think is because the culture in Bangladesh…in that kind of culture, boys and girls are like grown-up in different ways, and they don’t really see each other that closely, and that’s why when you are married with a person, you start to know that person after different…opposite gender…quite well and that helps develop an understanding and they both…both of them try to understand each other – their values – and in the cultural background it’s normally decided that they have to be together normally without exception for the rest of their lives, so they just try to work in that way.
Do you have a higher divorce rate in your country?