The Indian marriage is burning. In this groundbreaking study—the first clinical and
cultural portrait of its kind—Shaifali Sandhya explores the intimate lives of middle class Indian
husbands and wives living in India and abroad and looks at what is causing this breakdown.
Interviewing countless couples, using current research, and looking deeply at the key areas in
relationships which cause conflict—sex, money, family—she draws a devastating picture of the
modern Indian marriage.
• 80% of divorces are initiated by women.
• 94% of Indian couples say they are happy in their relationships but a majority of them
say they would not marry the same person if they had a chance to replay their lives.
• 1/3rd of Indian couples say they are dissatisfied with their sex life.
• Most couples call the early years of their marriage the ‘honeymoon years’. For Indian
couples they are usually the worst.
Hardhitting, eyeopening, and completely riveting, Love will Follow takes you into the hearts and
minds of Indian men and women. Full of moving stories, fascinating statistics, and insights, it could
change the way you see your relationship—and your life.
About the Author
Shaifali Sandhya holds a PhD from The University of Chicago. She is a Professor of Clinical
Psychology, a practising clinical psychologist, and an expert in couple therapy and family systems.