Is the institution of marriage crumbling in Lebanon? This question has been gaining much attention amidst the decline in the number of registered marriages against a considerable rise in divorce rates reaching as high as 28%.
35,796 marriages were registered in 2007, a figure that grew to 41,758 in 2010 and then dropped to 40,649 five years later in 2015. Marriages would thus have increased by 13.6% (4853 marriages) between 2007 and 2015.
On the other hand, divorce records have increased from 5859 in 2007 to 7503 in 2015, that is up by 1644 divorces or 28%.