Nowadays, quick divorces have become common among educated couples who earn more than their needs. The most important reason for the breakdown of marriages is ego. What is required to make a marriage work — a give-and-take attitude — is lacking. Young men and women do not seem to have a desire to sustain their marriage.

My grandmother often told us that if the home is well maintained, married couples will not part ways. If men and women follow this simple formula and other members of the family, particularly the in-laws, help the young, most of the marriages can be saved from breakdowns.

S. Shunmugathammal,

Tirunelveli

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