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Can 'experimental marriage' decrease divorce rate in Egypt?

An Egyptian lawyer proposed an initiative for couples in Egypt to sign a contract with a set of rules to avoid quarrels that lead to divorce.

While on the verge of breaking up with her fiance, Rawda Hassan heard about a new initiative called “experimental marriage.” She thought this initiative could give a kiss of life to her relationship.

“I’ve been engaged for two years and I’m still not sure if I’m ready for marriage. We always quarrel about many issues; that’s why I’m always afraid. But after my friend told me about the initiative, I guess I’ll think about it,” Hassan, 26, told Al-Monitor.

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