People have always wondered about divorce and its causes and effects. When I was a young girl I used to ask ’’,why do people get married if they are going to get divorced in the future?’’ When I grew up I realized that anyone could go through divorce. Divorce has become a phenomenon that is increasing around the world. Fourteen weeks ago I had not known the real definition of divorce and did not expect to find out all these astonishing facts, results and statistics. I have chosen this topic because it was the one and only opportunity to discover men’s opinions about divorce and women’s, as well. Divorce is similar to marriage. It has negative and positive outcomes. Divorce is absolutely legal but also different when it comes to the reasons. While couples in Arab countries have to give the court logical and rational reasons to get the divorce, the couples in non- Arab countries do not have to give any reasons. In other words, given tangible evidences, couples in Arab countries will get the divorce easily.
The survey was done via Google Forms and distributed to students in Qatar University through Blackboard’s email system before October. It was circulated on social websites, too, such as Facebook and Twitter. Analyzing the data was extremely easy because I had received 72 responses.
Even though the survey was sent to 100 person, half of them were female and the other half were male, the percentage of the female respondents was greater than the percentage of the male respondents which means that females seemed to be more interested in topic because almost all of them answered the survey. The majority of the male respondents were aged 16-19 (46%). Other males were aged 19-25+. Unlike males, more females were aged 16-19 (89%). Other females were aged 19-25+. The nationality of the male respondents were mostly from other Arab countries (92%) while only 8% from non- Arab countries. The surprising news was that none of the males who answered the survey were Qatari. In contrast, I got various results from the females nationalities. The nationality of the female respondents were mostly from other Arab countries (56%), 31% were from Gulf countries and only 13% were from non- Arab countries.
According to males, almost a half believed that different political opinions could lead to divorce. In fact, how males responded was understandable because they often seen to care about politics more than anything else. However, it was unforeseen that over 75 percent of the females who responded picked yes to the question about politics. The majority of the males responded that sometimes social media and social networks contribute to the idea of divorce. Likewise, the majority of the females responded yes, too.
33% of the males thought that the husband and wife should go to their friends to solve their problems while 30% responded that they should go to a marriage consultant. There was a simple difference between these two...