Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Dhivehi Jumhuriya

Socio-Legal Dimensions of Family Health under Marital Settings of Marriage and Divorce in the Maldives

Mohammad Rauf; M.Z.M. Noman

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5215-5221

The Jumhuriya Maldives or Dhivehi is a set of 1200 islands nestled inside the Indian Ocean. It is an exotic hideaway with palm-lined sandy beaches and turquoise waters that many believe to be a surprising record paradise on earth. Its divorce rate is the highest in the world. Divorce a socio-legal issue involving the legal dissolution of marriage, the couple is separated, and the family structure changes. When one partner entered into marriage with high expectations and met with only a lukewarm response from the other, disillusionment follows. Besides, society's acceptance of a high divorce rate has damaged relationships between men and women and has weakened the institution of marriage, which is the foundation of a stable society. The paper empirically examines the phenomenal effects of divorce and its consequences on society's family health and welfare