A Tainan court granted a man’s request for divorce because his wife was “too shy” to consummate their marriage, after a year! The man surnamed Chen, a 38-year-old teacher from Tainan County was introduced to a woman surnamed Lin, 29, also a teacher, by a matchmaker.
After the couple dated for three months, they got married, but Lin refused to consummate the marriage. On the wedding night, Lin slept fully dressed and wrapped with a quilt. When Chen tried to sleep with her she pushed him away shouting: “You are ridiculous!”, and returned to her mother’s home the day next.
Through the matchmaker’s mediation, Lin signed a contract agreeing to consummate the marriage but only for the purpose of procreation, and demanded to sleep separately. However, she did not live up to the pledge, cause Chen filed for divorce. Lin contested the divorce, claiming that she refused to consummate the marriage on the wedding night because she was too tired and was ill. But the judge said it was strange for Lin to refuse to consummate the marriage for one year, so he granted the divorce and ruled that Lin must compensate Chen NT$300,000 for buying an apartment, giving Lin’s family a dowry and losing face because she did not consummate the marriage.
A Saudi woman asked for divorce in 2008 because her husband tried to sneak one look at her face after 30 years of marriage. A Saudi Arabian man lived with his wife for 30 years without setting eyes on her face. His 50-year-old wife followed the tradition of her native village near the south-western city of Khamis Mushayt and kept her features veiled at all times.
One night the husband was overcome by curiosity and tried to lift his wife’s veil as she slept to take a look at her face. It was an error he is unlikely to be given a chance to repeat for his outraged wife woke up during his sneak peek and decided to demand a divorce.
The betrayed wife said her husband apologized and promised never to do it again, but she insisted she wanted a divorce. It may seem odd, but cases of Saudi husbands with wives forever shrouded in mystery are not uncommon.
In 2001, a Chinese woman launched divorce proceedings against her husband after the family’s pet mynah bird reportedly spilled the beans on his marital indiscretions. According to the Xinmin Evening News, the woman first suspected something was amiss when the bird began repeating words apparently picked up from her husband’s secret telephone calls to his lover after she returned from a month-long visit to her parents. She said words such as “divorce”, “I love you”, and “be patient” had become an increasingly frequent feature of the feathered telltale’s idle twitterings.
She took her case — along with the bird — to a local law office for consultation, hoping it would testify in court against her husband; lawyers however told her they were not optimistic that the bird’s testimony would sway the court. The wife filed for divorce but, for some bizarre reason, evidence from a bird was apparently not admissible in Chinese courts.
An 83-year-old German woman, divorced her 81-year-old husband after 60 years of marriage because he was caught having sex with his mistress at work. Georg Meister met his lover, 30 years younger, at work. The affair was exposed when they forgot to pull the curtains while having a ‘quickie’ in one of the centre’s offices. His wife Ruth who was told about her husband’s antics threw him out of their home and he moved in with his younger lover who lives just two doors down the road. The divorce court heard the couple had met over 60 years ago as Allied bombs fell on Bonn and have since raised three children together.
In April 2009, a German woman divorced her husband because she was “fed up” with him cleaning everything all the time. The wife got through 15 years of marriage putting up with the man’s penchant for doing household chores, tidying up and rearranging the furniture, but she ran out of patience when he knocked down and rebuilt a wall at their home when it got dirty.
A woman surnamed Luo, who lied about her age, was dumped by her husband after 10 years of marriage in Shanglin County, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Luo, who was 30 when husband-to-be Cen asked her to marry him, told him she was just 24. In 2007, Cen filed for divorce after realizing he had been duped and the court granted his wish.
A Romanian woman demanded a divorce in 2005 because she couldn’t stand having lunch with her mother-in-law every day. The 22-year-old woman had been married for only 10 months when she claimed her life turned into a nightmare because of her mother-in-law.
Elena T. from Focsani, in Vrancea county, said to a judge that the presence of her mother-in-law at the most important meal of the day with her teasing remarks had ruined her marriage. The court asked Mrs. Elena to reconsider her demand, advising her to find a better reason if she wants to separate from her husband.
A Romanian pensioner has filed for divorce after 50 years because she is fed up with her husband spending their entire pension on stray dogs. Eliza Barbu, 70, from Focsani, said her husband Mircea had begun giving scraps of food a few years ago to a pair of stray dogs. But he then started feeding a pack of more than 20 strays three times a day, leaving no food for them. She said she couldn’t accept the fact that we are starving every week while he would use his entire pension to feed the dogs that gather around their house. More and more dogs come every week. Romanian cities have had a huge problem with packs of feral dogs ever since the country’s animal loving dictator Nicolae Ceausescu refused to allow the killing of strays.
A man was divorced by his wife in 2008 for running across China to support the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Wang Yueting, 56, of Chuzhou city, Anhui province, sold his apartment to finance the run. He spent the money on a six-man support team and a van, on which he’s had painted ‘Support Beijing Olympics’ in both English and Chinese. His wife promised to divorce him if he went ahead with the stunt, and so he did. According to him, he was just running to promote the Olympic spirit.
A man was divorced by his wife after his penis extension snapped off during sex. Doctors in Voronezh, southern Russia, had fitted the special prosthetic when Grigory Toporov, 47, told them he didn’t measure up to his wife’s expectations in the bedroom. But she was horrified when the extension broke off during a wild sex session. He told his wife he would get a new one but she said she was fed up with his failures in bed and asked for a divorce