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Want divorce? Add extra sugar to tea
VADODARA: Nitin Shah (name changed) recently divorced his wife simply because she kept eggs in the refrigerator. As a vegetarian, he found this offending enough to ask for divorce.

In fact, if you thought using a bathing soap your wife doesn’t like may lead to just a small argument, think again. Chances are that she might be planning to divorce you because she can’t stand that fragrance!

“The reasons for which couples seek divorce are very frivolous and laughable these days. In such cases, both partners are well-educated and come from good families,” said advocate Shabiya Sindhi, who fights divorce cases.

“I got a case where the husband wanted a divorce as his wife would add more sugar to his tea. He alleged that she wanted him to die of diabetes.

I had a tough time convincing them, but they got divorced,” added Sindhi,who gets about 10 such cases every month. The Vadodara district court gets hundreds of such divorce cases every month. Of these a majority end up in divorce.

Advocates say many couples are not even ready to go for counselling. “Financial independence and low tolerance levels are responsible for such break-ups. Both husband and wife are not ready to adjust or compromise with each other.

The cosmopolitan and stressful lifestyle has also led to rise in such divorces,” said advocate Sapan Teredesai. “A couple got separated without spending even one hour with each other after marriage.

The girl, who had recently graduated from the home science faculty of MS University, wanted divorce as the business run by her husband was in his brother’s name. The court passed their divorce orders few weeks ago,” said Sindhi.

“In most cases, couples are at loggerheads for quite some time and a small argument gives an outlet to their simmering tension that finally leads to divorce,” said sociologist N Rajaram. Source: TOI

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