KUALA NERUS: The Second Honeymoon Programme carried out in Terengganu since 2009 has reconciled nearly 99% out of 1,094 couples intending to divorce.
State Health, Women, Family and Community Development Commit-tee chairman Datuk Mohamad Pehmi Yusof, said the programme managed by the Terengganu Family Development Foundation (YPKT), had been most effective.
He said the programme had given a positive impact on getting couples and families to patch up and continue their lives.
“Nearly 99% of the couples did not proceed with their divorce plan after going through the motivation programme and carrying out various activities together with their partners,” he said after officiating at a parenting convention, here yesterday.
Mohamad Pehimi said that 40% of divorce cases was caused by a third party while the second most commonly given reason was the failure of couples to better understand each other’s tasks after marriage causing irreconcilable differences in their relationship.
“Most of the divorce cases involved couples who have been married between one to five years and they are mostly aged between 30-35 years,” he said.
Thus far, records showed 156 couples had divorced in Terengganu last year. — Bernama
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