Experts at Dubai Courts marriage guidance section have issued a public statement, advising women against revealing details of their previous relationships to prying husbands.
A spokesman from The Family Guidance and Reformation Section of Dubai Courts suggested that honesty might not always be the best policy, especially in a new marriage, and that absolute honesty may turn “from a blessing to a curse and may serve to destroy a family”.
Abdel Aziz al Hamadi, a family counsellor in the guidance section at Dubai Courts, wrote when asked about the subject that “It is not the husband’s right after marriage to demand his wife tell him her life history nor ask her questions which would only contribute to increased divisiveness in married life.”
Mr al Hamadi prepared the statement after a woman’s query to the section, which offers counselling to couples seeking divorce. The service seeks to resolve marital differences and, where possible, prevent divorce.
The Government has said divorce rates in the UAE have risen significantly in recent years.