She constantly suffered from verbal abuse from her husband, whom she married just months after first meeting him.She became pregnant soon after they married but was left alone in hospital for weeks when she suffered complications that threatened the baby’s life.Three decades ago, in 1986, 460,000 couples registered their divorces with the civil affairs authority – the most common route taken.
Many relationship experts and lawyers put the rising divorce rate down to higher expectations and growing financial independence, especially among women.
The abuse escalated to physical a month after she give birth.
Her husband usually picked on her for trivial things such as when she bought a medicine prescribed by doctor without telling him, or if she did not rush to the baby the second the infant started crying.
Couples can either register a divorce with the civil affairs authority, indicating they have agreed to go their separate ways, or they can sue for divorce through the courts, which can rule on custody of children and how to dispose of any assets.
In the first six months of this year, 1.85 million couples registered for divorce with the civil affairs authority alone, an increase of more than 10 per cent compared with the same period last year.
It is a very cruel thing not let a mother see her child,” Xu said.