Thursday, August 6, 2015

Five Reasons Why Men Seek Divorce

Unlike Nigeria where you be laugh out of court for such, most cases of divorce in India are filed on the grounds of abuse, or what's legally termed as "cruelty". But what amounts to abuse has long been open to debate, especially when determining whether psychological trauma has been afflicted on a person during marriage.

Party pooper

A sailor who claimed his wife's regular partying, among other things, was a form of abuse. The 42-year-old man, who married his wife in 1999, was also in the "habit of enjoying parties",

Sex machine

A sexless marriage is a common trigger for divorce globally. But last year, a man wanted to divorce his wife because of too much sex.

In his petition, the man described his wife as having an "excessive and insatiable appetite for sex" ever since their marriage in April 2012. He alleged that she would force him to have sex, even at times when he was sick, and threatened to sleep with other men when he refused.

Fashion police

In another case, a man sought a divorce from his wife on the grounds of cruelty in part because of her dress sense.

The man, in his 30s and married since 2009, was reportedly anguished by his wife's decision to often wear shirts and trousers to her workplace instead of traditional clothing.

Acne 'trauma'

Arranged marriages can sometimes lead to partners we are not expectin, like dwarf,  but the reason one man gave for wanting to end his union was far from usual - he complained of being traumatised by his wife's acne problem.

In his divorce petition, he argued that the pimples and boils on his wife's face prevented him from consummating their marriage during their honeymoon in 1998.

'Hostile hospitality'
The refusal by a woman to make tea for her husband's friends had left him humiliated and along with other factors, including her decision to terminate a pregnancy without his knowledge, amounted to mental abuse and acceptable grounds for divorce

(Adapted from BBC)