Marriage and divorce rate is skyrocketing in Atyrau.
According to the press secretary of the Oblast Justice Department Goulbakhram JAUGASHTIYEVA, 756 marriages were registered in 1Q 2012, 24 of them were concluded with foreign citizens.
Divorce rate increases as well: 188 couples split in 1H 2011, and in 1H 2012 the rate raised up to 217. The most frequent reasons are incompatibility of tempers, alcoholism and adultery.
By the way, the most difficult period in the marriage, according to the Justice Officers, is the first 10 years - couples seldom divorce after their first decade together.
By Anastasia PASTUKHOVA