According to a recent report by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) three times as many married persons ended their lives, with a total of 131,666 suicides reported in India in 2014 of which 65.9 percent were married.
Unmarried persons accounted for 21.1 percent of the suicides reported last year. Divorcees and separated people made up 1.4 percent of the total suicide victims.
Dr Abhay Jain an Indore based psychologist and marriage counsellor says the statistics indicate the serious relationship changes taking place within families, with the increase in nuclear families as opposed to joint families leading to more conflicts and less personal tolerance.
Jain says marriages are successful for longer when the husband and wife give equal importance to each other’s contribution and freely communicate and discuss their problems.