I've seen alot of posts here regarding "love marriages" and how in India they often result in divorce and that divorce is "bad" or "against Indian culture". If two people marry, then decide that they are not growing in a positive direction within the relationship, what is wrong with divorcing? I can understand if children are involved how one might need to consider staying together for their sake, but if there are no children then what is the harm in divorcing quickly and amicably, parting ways in a respectable manner and moving on with your life? In India I think even in the metros live-in relationships are not the norm or accepted by most families, therefore in order to find it if you are compatible, you have marry the person in order to live with them. It may happen that you are truly not compatible, and so you have to divorce. As live-in relationships become more accepted, couples will not have to marry in order to find out if they are compatible or not, but nowadays they have to marry, so no one can really blame them if they have to divorce also because they had no chance to find out beforehand if they were fully compatible or not. Dating someone is one thing but you really don't get to know them and their daily habits until you live under one roof with them. While dating the best face is always put forward but when living together nothing is hidden. I have a divorced cousin living in Kolkata and her whole side of the family acts as if her entire life has been ruined simply because she is divorced! Mind you she is only 28 years old, in the prime of her life, yet her parents are acting as if she is close to death!!! Contrast that with my two divorced cousins here in USA who no-one blinked an eye over their divorce and they are both back in the dating scene meeting all kinds of interesting people and being happy. The world does not end after divorce. The sun still continues to rise and set on the horizon. Nothing changes.