Marriage Breakup I

About 80% of first marriages at Bhaktivedanta Manor ended in divorce. This is an astonishing number, and fortunately the rate is lower now. But today, and for the next two days, I’ll cite some major reasons as to why marriage breakdown occurs. This is according to some writers who have analysed this, but of course they are many other reasons and some will be more specific to our ISKCON culture. The following three reasons, however, are important. The first reason is the “cost-benefit analysis,” meaning, “If it works for me, cool; if not I’ll trash it and move on.” (Amply supported by no-fault divorce laws current in many parts of the world.)