Ukrainians divorce less and assign more value to family
Since early 2014, the number of divorces has declined throughout the country, TSN TV news reports.
The Civil Registry Offices of Kyiv experience a wedding boom: 27,000 marriages were registered during a year. Although a tendency for the number of marriages to decrease persists throughout the country. Last year 229,000 couples got married – this is 20,000 less than in 2017.
According to demographers, the couples tend to resort to divorce department even less. In the 1990's, Ukraine was among the leaders in the number of divorces. But the war changed everything: the number of divorces decreased by almost 100,000 – from 222,000 to 128,000.
“Since 2014, the number of divorces has declined dramatically in all regions of Ukraine because in times of military threat and political instability, family solidarity is more desirable among the population,” said Lyudmila Slyusar, a leading researcher at the Institute for Demography and Social Studies.
The reasons for divorce are usually associated with infidelity, lack of financial means and loss of understanding. Psychologists advise not to remain silent, to remind a partner about their needs.
“If we have a certain problem, some kind of dissatisfaction, or we have dissatisfaction with our partner relations, we have to talk about it and speak frankly, not when it boils down, when emotions are already through the edge,” says psychoanalyst Iryna Tarasova.
Divorces are more rare in the west, most of them take place in the east and south of the country. But despite this, Ukrainians do not betray traditions and the wedding for them is the most important day in life.