Divorce in Albanian society, its causes and consequences

Prof. Dr. Diana Shehu1, Prof. Assoc. Ina Pagria 2, Acad. Prof. Dr. Elez Osmani3

1,2Agricultural University of Tirana,

3 University “Luigj Gurakuqi”, Shkodër


The family is the foundation of a society and if the family is healthy, society will be healthy. If we analyze Albanian society for 30 years of transition, we will notice that the number of divorces in the family has been increasing. Regarding this phenomenon, a study was conducted which analyzes several causes and consequences of divorce. The analysis emphasizes the right of spouses, especially women, to seek divorce. The data indicate that women requested the most significant number of divorces. The data were obtained from the Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Justice. The methodology used is descriptive analysis. A questionary was organized to study the divorce problem with 569 people who belonged to different social strata, statuses, education, areas, gender and ages. The study analyzes this phenomenon, the reasons why the number of divorces has increased and its consequences for Albanian society. Finally, recommendations are given regarding this phenomenon. Increasing the role of the family, society and media in the education of the younger generation will minimize the problem of divorce.

Keywords: divorce; social study;


A healthy younger generation grows up in a healthy family and society. The family is sacred and each other’s thoughts should be respected and understood. If the couple undertakes to create a family, respect, love, understanding, sincerity, tolerance for each other should be the family’s foundation. Marriage should be an institution of free love and voluntary, but not of interest. In the last year in our country, the concept of family and the family itself has been going through a major crisis. Social and economic changes created a new family model, which has nothing of the traditional.

Postmodern times have brought the risk of an unclean marriage model with a pragmatic character, which has led to conflicting or consensual divorce. Marriage is a responsibility, respect, mutual love, which leads to happiness. The family and society should not impose on individuals in their choices and decisions. They need to be free and take all the time they need to make the right marriage decision. This is also expressed in the Family Code in Article 50, which states that “Obligation for fidelity, assistance and cooperation” states that “By marriage, husband and wife enjoy the same rights and assume the same obligations. From marriage arises the mutual obligation for fidelity, for moral and material help, for cooperation in the interest of family and cohabitation “.

Volume 6.No.1(2022): April – (Humanities Session)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI : 10.33807/monte.20222483

DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.33807/monte.20222483

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