Breaking the Chains: Exploring the Barriers of Carrying out a Marital Relationship in Women Seeking Khula
Keywords:Khula, Marital Relationship, Psychosocial Barriers
This study explored the psychosocial barriers that women confront while seeking khula (Islamic divorce initiated by the wife) in marital relationships. Qualitative research approach with an ethnographic design was used. Purposive sampling for data collection through interviews was used until at the point of saturation. Interviews were conducted with informed consent, targeting women who had filed for khula and undergone separation. NVivo 12 Plus software was used for data management and analysis. The results suggested that women experience emotional difficulties such as fear, anxiety, guilt, shame, and emotional trauma, along with psychological issues like low self-esteem and manipulation. Societal, legal, and parenting issues also contribute to their pursuit of khula. The research highlights the need for support systems and interventions to assist women in navigating the khula process and promoting gender equality in marriage.
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