The Top 5 Reasons Divorce Rate is Low in Africa
With Valentine’s day having been just last week, we’d thought it’d be appropriate to share with you guys the top 5 reasons why the divorce rate is low in Africa in comparison to other continents.
Overall, marriages are coordinated in ritualistic procedures. “African weddings are a spiritual and social family affair that involve the combining of two lives, two families, and even two communities,” quoted by the African Holocaust. In other words, marriage is not only between a man and a woman, but rather it’s a commencement of the conjoining two families: the man’s family and the woman’s family. Maybe you’re more of a Kim Kardashian and just recently ended your 72-day marriage; maybe you’re even the Brittney Spears type who and think it’s appropriate to casually end a 55-hour marriage; or maybe you’re just someone wanting to know why divorce rate is so low on the continent of Africa. Either way, whoever you are or whatever type you believe yourself to be, read this post and feel free share your what you feel about it.
1. The bride is bought for a price
Pre Marriage: Whenever a man is interested in marrying a woman, he along with his family, will gather at the father of the bride’s home, and there they discuss the bride price of the bride. A bride price consists usually of money, in some instances land, animals such as cows and goats, etc. The father of the bride determines, by negotiation, what he will desire in order for him to give his daughter up for marriage.
2. A manual background check is made
Pre Marriage: The crucial decision of making certain that the woman is fit for the man to marry goes as far as an act espionage taken by a relative on the man’s behalf. The relative watches over the bride-to-be’s compound carefully in order to ensure that she comes from a good place. The results eventually travel back to the father of the groom.
3. There are usually two weddings
Before the white wedding takes place, there’s a traditional wedding. By the time these two weddings are completed, both families will create a closer bond with each other and a spiritual covenant has been established.
4. The community helps resolve the conflict
If there is a problem in a marriage, it is discussed by both of the couple’s families. The conflict is often resolved through the guidance of others and solutions are suggested. Extended families and residents from the community also assist in resolving conflicts to try to preserve the marriage.
5. The spouse know their roles
Most African women were taught that no matter how high they are in status, they are to submit to their husbands. Most African men are taught to love their wives and provide for the family. This is the main secret for keeping a marriage. Usually when the roles are switched, it leads to divorce in an African home.
Do you agree or disagree with the Top 5 reasons that we’ve listed for divorce being low in African nations? Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear you out.