Man Seeks Divorce After One Day of Marriage
We all know how distracting our cell phones can be. It is easy to become immersed in current event news, celebrity gossip, and chatting with friends. Sometimes, though, our digital companions can threaten the real-world relationships, especially marriages. Relationship experts and divorce attorneys alike have indicated a significant rise in the number of divorce cases that cite cell phone use as a contributing factor. In most situations, texting and other cell phone use has the potential to slowly degrade the quality of a marital relationship. For one man, however, his wife’s cell phone distractions became too much for him handle—after just a single day of being married.
According to various news reports, the man and his wife were married in the city of Jeddah, in their native Saudia Arabia. Following the wedding, the bride and groom retired to their hotel room for the evening. The young woman reportedly went right for her phone, responding to congratulatory messages from friends and loved ones. When her husband tried to get closer in attempts to initiate physical intimacy, she allegedly ignored him. The man’s family say that he asked his wife if her friends were more important than he was, and that she answered that they were.
Upset, the man left the room and announced he would be filing for divorce. A local court encouraged the couple to reconcile, but the man refused, insisting the divorce should be completed.
Communication Is Key
Of course, this example is a rather extreme one, but it highlights the importance of communication between partners. While rushing into marriage is rarely a good idea, neither is rushing into divorce. If there is a problem or the potential for a problem, address it quickly and without placing blame. You and your spouse may be able to work together to find a solution that results in a long, happy marriage.
Resolution is not always possible but it is important to try. Resorting immediately to divorce can leave you without a sense of closure, and even feeling guilty that you made virtually no attempt to repair your marriage.
Consult an Attorney
If divorce is the right option for your situation, however, you need professional guidance. Contact an experienced Kane County family law attorney to discuss your case. We will answer whatever questions you may have and provide you with responsible, affordable legal representation. Call 630-232-9700 to schedule your confidential consultation today.