People love this woman's scathing critique of marriage which explains why having high divorce rates can be a good thing

The US has a high divorce rate – with between 40 and 50 per cent of married couples separating - and statistics aren’t much different for the UK; ONS estimates 42 per cent of marriages in the UK end in divorce.

Is a high divorce rate indicative of a failing society?

Bosnian Muslim author Arnesa Buljusmic-Kustura took to Twitter last week to offer an alternative view:

The Twitter thread was also shared thousands of times on Facebook, to mixed responses.

One Facebook user said:

Rising divorce rates is not something to be proud of. Because a divorce is equal to children of broken families. They are emotionally damaged, distrusting human beings who find it very hard to love.

Rising divorce rates in America is not because of domestic abuse.

According to Refuge one in four women will experience domesticviolence in their lifetimes.

Someone else pointed out that the tweets were not designed to condemn one particular country or region, but rather to point out the ease with which a woman can be granted a divorce in the US, comparatively to other countries.

It's because the USA has one of the easiest ways to get divorced. Something we take advantage of. You can get divorced here for almost any reason. Meanwhile there are countries that won't even allow divorce if a spouse is being abused or raped.

According to Foreign Policy countries like the Philippines deny divorce to the “majority of its citizens” and in many other countries filing for divorce as a woman is fraught with difficulties.

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