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August 26, 2016 at 11:49 AM #5206
Today – the first Monday of January – has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’, as it typically marks family lawyers’ busiest day of the year.
One in five married couples are considering separating from their partners after staying together over the festive period, according to a poll of 2,000 spouses by legal firm Irwin Mitchell.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims that 42 per cent of all marriages end in divorce. The most recent data on marriage breakups shows that 118,140 divorces were granted in England and Wales in 2012.
Think your love life is bad? Here are five of the worst break-up stories ever documented…
Let It Go
Meat Loaf famously sang ‘I’ll Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ and his words have resonated all too deeply with a Danish couple, who split in June after the husband admitted he hated watching the Disney’s smash-hit film Frozen.
The animated film has garnered acclaim and numerous awards worldwide, but the man in question posted on a marriage advice website that his wife had left him after he admitted he “didn’t care much for it”.
He did later admit on the forum that there were pre-existing tensions within the marriage, but the husband claims he was in shock when his wife (who is now in the process of applying for a divorce) told him: “If you can’t understand what makes this movie great, there’s something wrong with you as a human being!”.
The woman who found out she was getting a divorce… on Facebook
In an era of accessibility and modernity, there is something wonderful about the internet and the interaction we can create because of it.
However, the downside of technological advancement is that critics are suggesting the human race is growing further apart.
If you think that this view is just an example of ridiculous, hyperbolic scaremongering you can go and ask Emma Brady.
Brady infamously found out her husband Neil was divorcing her in February 2009. How did she find out? He announced it on Facebook. Poor Neil – he had not received a poke in months.
The parrot who snitched on its owner
It’s fair to say that he would have got away with it if it wasn’t for the pesky parrot.
A woman from the Chongqing province in China started divorce proceedings in 2001 after returning from a month-long trip at her parents’ house.
Who goes and visits their parents for a whole month? Anyway, the woman in question became suspicious when she returned and was greeted by her exotic pet’s new vocabulary.
Her parrot had picked up terminology such as “divorce” and “be patient” while she was away, having learned the words from her husband’s phone calls.
It gets weirder, though: the woman would eventually take her parrot to the court hearing in the hope the pet would testify.
The man who hadn’t seen his wife’s face in three decades
A Saudi woman applied for a divorce in 2008 after she caught her husband trying to sneak a glance at her bare face after 30 years of marriage.
The 50-year-old woman, who lived in a native village near the south-western city of Khamis Mushayt, adhered to the conventions of her religion and kept her face veiled during her marriage with the man.
Her husband reportedly attempted to lift her veil as she slept. Despite the case being bizarre, it isn’t actually all that uncommon in Saudi Arabia.
The couple who cheated on each other… with one another
Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Well, stay with us. Bakr and Sanaa Melhem, two Jordanians who were unhappily married to one another, both signed up to an internet chat-room in the hope of finding a more suitable partner.
It duly worked for them both, too. The pair both found an incredibly well-matched suitor and started conspiring to marry them.
The climax? Well, the pair met their respective internet soul-mates – and it turned out they were talking to each other the whole time. Serendipity or what?
The woman who demanded a divorce because she couldn’t stand his mother-in-law
Yeah, yeah, everybody makes jokes about the in-laws these days. We probably all resent them a little bit, don’t we?
One Romanian woman took it one stage further after ten months of marriage, though, as she demanded a divorce from her husband because she couldn’t stand having lunch with his mother every day.
Elena, from Vrancea county, told a court in 2005 that her life had become a misery since marrying her husband and being surrounded by his mother-in-law’s negative comments at meal-times.
The case was duly thrown out, with a Romanian judge telling her to find a better reason.
Culled from http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/lifestyle/strange-splits-top-five-weirdest-7240940
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