Deja vu for many Indians.
In 2016, when the Indian Supreme Court ruled in favour of the right to marry, a large number of people had a difficult time deciding who to marry.
In fact, according to data compiled by an organisation called Aros de Matrimonia, only 4 per cent of Indians polled in 2016 had a “positive view of their marriage prospects”.
In fact they were less likely to have a “negative” view of it than other Indians.
Aros de Masse, or the “marriage counsellor” of the Indian public, is a public service organisation run by a team of academics.
They surveyed over 1,000 people, asking them if they had a positive or negative view of marriages and whether they were happy or unhappy in their marriages.
They found that people in the Indian population were much more positive about the way they lived their lives.
According to the survey, nearly three-quarters of Indians have a positive view of marriage, while just 14 per cent have a negative view.
“A positive view means they want to live well and have good relations with their spouse, they want the marriage to be happy and they want their spouse to be well,” said Professor Shri Rajiv Singh, co-author of the study.
“And they also think they can have children, which is a very positive view.”
According to Singh, the findings have been replicated in other countries such as the UK and France, where a similar survey was done.
The survey found that, among Indians, men are more likely to be in a happy marriage.
And women are more inclined to be happier than men.
“Men in India are happier and more satisfied than women, while women are happier than the men,” said Singh.
“So women are in a position to do the best job they can to keep the marriage going.”
According the Aros survey, only 12 per cent Indians said that their marriages were happy and happy marriages are a key factor in keeping a marriage going.
A large majority of Indians, however, believed that their marriage should not be terminated.
“There is no such thing as a happy wedding,” said the Araz counsellors.
“You are living with your spouse, not living with each other,” said one woman.
“There is a lot of stress and stress can have an effect on the brain,” said another woman.
According to the Aro survey, almost a third of Indians who had a negative or positive view about their marriages reported that they had tried to resolve their marital problems through counselling.
“It is very common to go to counselling to try to resolve a relationship problem.
This is why counsellers do not recommend it as a cure for all problems,” said Aros counsellant and Professor Singh.
But the A ross survey found the majority of Indian men were more than happy to accept counselling.
“In the Indian society, men who are in abusive relationships, who abuse their partners, and those who are not sexually attracted to their partners are more interested in counselling, so they accept counselling,” said Dr Preeti Khare, a counselling expert at the University of Hyderabad.
“But for the majority, counselling is seen as the only way to resolve problems.”
According a 2017 study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), about 1.2 billion people live in countries where marriage is illegal.
But a growing number of countries, including India, are moving towards decriminalising the practice.
The move could also be making it easier for Indian couples to find love, according TOI’s report.
According a 2016 report by the National Institute for Public Policy Research, in 2017, India had an average of just 11 marriages per 1,00,000 adults, while the average number of marriages per 100,000 citizens was 21.
In 2020, India was the highest-ranked country in terms of the number of divorces in the world, according a 2015 report by Pew Research.