Every couple is getting married with intention to live happy ever after, but things don’t come out in their best every time. This is a list of ten of the worlds most bizarre, and in some cases, most hilarious divorce stories. When someone is divorcing nothing looks strange enough, having in mind they’re going through an overemotional process. Most of the stories on this list come from out of the Western world and have happened in different cultures. Maybe they seem normal somewhere else, but still nobody would like to happen to him or her.
1. No bath – no wife
Only a month ago an engineer woman from Egypt had to move to court to divorce her husband after he refused to take a bath in the first month of their marriage. Her “Prince Charming” told her that he has some kind of allergy of water which doesn’t allow him to bathe. Surprised, wife asked for doctor’s advice and he told her that although the decease exists it doesn’t prevent him from cleaning his body. The guy was outraged when his wife confronted him with this fact telling her just that “it was his habit.” He refused to give her divorce, so his wife had to gain it through a court decision.
2. “Neil Brady has ended his marriage with Emma Brady”
This is a story about becoming-trendy Facebook break ups. Neil Brady updated his status with the message “Neil Brady has ended his marriage with Emma Brady.” Concerned friend of the now-ex-wife called her to ask if she’s all right, but instead of compassion she just caused shock. When Neil Brady came back home from job he’s been acting like nothing happened. But when his wife asked him about the update he lost his temper and threw her out of house and locked her in the back garden accusing her for having an affair. After the incident ended he was fined for his behavior and had to pay compensation to his humiliated wife. Their marriage lasted six years and had one kid.
3. Without his penis extension – without his wife
Back in 2008, 47 years old Grigory Toporov from Voronezh, Russia added some inches to his masculinity in order to give better pleasure to his demanding wife. Unfortunately, during a wild sex session the extension snapped off. It was enough for his wife to kick him out of the bedroom looking for divorce stating that she was “fed up with his failures in bed.” Toporov bagged her claiming that he aimed to fix the problem getting a new one, but his wife didn’t want to listen anymore.
4. The wife that couldn’t stand her mother-in-law
This is a characteristic story for tough patriarchal communities mixed up with some Freudian theory example. Only after 10 months in marriage, 22 years old Elena from Romania bid for divorce because she couldn’t stand the remarks of her mother-in-law during the lunch that she’s ruining their marriage. She stated to the court that her life in last ten months turned to nightmare because of her husband’s mother. The judge, of course, asked her to find better reason to separate from her husband, because she was married to him, not his mother.
5. Not fulfilling the marriage duties
A man named Chen and a woman named Lin, both teachers from China, were introduced by a matchmaker. They got married after three months dating, but then the problems began. On the first night as a married couple Lin dressed up as much as she can wear. When Chen tried to drop all her clothes off intending to sleep with her, she rejected him saying that he is ridiculous. She returned to her mother’s home the very next day, leaving the poor man alone. After one more matchmaker intervention Lin signed a contract agreeing to sleep with her husband, but only for the purpose of procreation, demanding to sleep separately. Chen couldn’t stand that anymore and requested a divorce, which was granted.
6. Obsessive cleaning leads to divorce
A woman from Germany left her husband after 15 years of marriage because he was cleaning obsessively everything in the house all of the time. She’d been patient for that long, having empathy for her man’s disorder, but her patience ran out when the guy had rebuilt a wall in their house because it’d gone dirty.
7. He gave her his heart and his kidney, but…
Dr Richard Batista could do nothing but to watch his wife slowly dying from kidneys failure. Her organism rejected the donated organs from her father and her brother, before it became clear that her husband’s kidney matches perfect. Batista never hesitated and saved his wife’s life. Given the most valuable present and building a romantic fairytale of happy marriage, full of love, commitment and sacrifice, she returned to their home healthy and… jumped into another man’s embrace. Angered husband couldn’t believe the lack of gratitude he was faced with, so despite divorce he wanted his kidney back. As the donated organ was not a marital asset he couldn’t get it back, so he wanted 1.5 million dollars. The Supreme Court has denied his claim because it was not legal to put a monetary value on a human organ.
8. When religion takes part
A woman from Saudi Arabia has requested a divorce because her husband broke the strict Islamic codes. He asked for a sneak of her face. It wouldn’t be strange if they were not married, but 30 years of living together talk that, at least for the Western world, this is a bizarre reason for getting divorced. It happened while she was sleeping as the husband lifted her veil off her face to finally see how she looks. Unfortunately she woke up, and although he was apologizing and promising that he won’t repeat it again, she left him forever.
9. “Divorce! Divorce! Be Patient! Be Patient! I Love You! I Love You!”
In a hilarious Chinese case a woman requested divorce using the testimony of the family’s parrot. As it’s well known, the speaking birds use to repeat the words that they hear more often. For this betrayed Chinese wife it was clear that her man is having an affair when their parrot repeated words and phrases like “divorce”, “be patient” and “I love you” in recent times, supposedly that the bird was hearing to husband’s conversation with his mistress. The wife tried to use the parrot as a witness on the trial, but although she gained a divorce, the bird’s testimony, of course, wasn’t accepted by the court.
10. Splitting assets equal before the divorce
Being suspicious that his wife is having an affair with a local cop, a man from a village near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has decided to end their 18 years lasting marriage. Although they have had a conversation about the issue for some time, one day Moeun (the husband) and his relatives and friends showed up “armed” with a lot of chainsaws and, we guess, with some alcohol in blood (or some blood in alcohol), and divided the house in two equal parts, probably supposing that the court would make the same decision later. What’s more interesting, they moved his share to his parents’ place, although it’s useless without the other part. Fortunately they hadn’t kids.