Essay On Divorce In Vietnam

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When two people fall in love and want to live forever with each other, they get married. However, sometimes, life after marriage is not like they imagine. They have many problems, so they don’t want to maintain this relationship. That is called divorce. According to the result of a study by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, the divorce rate in Vietnam has been increasing from 17 percent in 2000 to 30 percent in 2012. There are several reasons why divorce has increased in Vietnam.
First of all, change of law in 1959 led to an increased divorce rate in Vietnam. Before this year, Vietnam did not have a specific law for marriage, so divorces were uncommon. Everybody could get married whenever they wanted, and it was not necessary
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Some people think that getting married with rich people is a wonderful opportunity to change their lives. It is not too difficult to see a young woman who gets married with a rich man who is even older than her parents to have a way to come to the U.S. I don’t object to a person wanting to have more money, but I think getting married because of this is not a smart option. Another wrong reason to get married is running out of time. In Vietnam, if a person is older than thirty years old and still single, the others think that something is wrong with him or her. Because of this, many single people feel nervous and scared. They want to get married with others although they don’t fall in love with them because they are running out of time and getting older. Also, in some cases, women get married because they are pregnant before marriage. It makes the others think that they are not good women, so people don’t want their sons to get married with them. Thus, these women want to get married with anyone as soon as possible. In short, these reasons are not right to get married, and they do not really love each other, so these marriages may not last. That is why the divorce rate increases in
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