July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Officials in Tehran plan to set up 375 counseling centers for married couples across the city within two years in an effort to “protect the family unit,” Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.
Thirty percent of marriages in the Iranian capital end in divorce, the Tehran-based newspaper reported, citing Morteza Talaei, head of the social and cultural committee of the Tehran Council. A further 50 percent of couples stay together amid tensions, it said. Only 20 percent of marriages in the city are “balanced,” the paper cited Talaei as saying.
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