In a world where addiction to smartphones has become a norm, couples may now have to choose between saving their marriages by applying self-control or moving on happily ever after with electronic gadgets.Image: Say no to divorce; apply self control on smartphones addiction. A report says addiction to smartphones has crashed a marriage after the bride was divorced by her husband on their wedding night. His reason cannot be far-fetched, the newly married wife was more interested in chats with friends instead of letting him test the waters in bed. The event occurred following a successful wedding ceremony between one Saudi couple.
After an exhausting wedding proceedings, the bride and groom reportedly went back to their hotel room in Manama, Bahrain. “Oh, what a night!” The man must have hoped but that was not to be.
The new wife spoiled the night by ignoring the man’s advances for sex. Worse still, she never stopped texting friends with all attention and smiles. What a woman! Forgive her, if she was a fan of “the delay tactics”.
But it turned out she had a different game plan. She never wished to have sex though the reason remains a mystery.
A relative told the Saudi daily Al Watan that the groom asked her to stop texting but she refused to heed the warning. Unexpectedly, she became very angry.
Maybe, it’s part of women’s rights to say no to sex, on a wedding night, without good reasons. Or just an acceptable behavior in that part of the world.
The relative added: “When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were.”
According to the report, in the ensuing heated argument, the groom told his bride he was divorcing her and left the hotel room.
The source continued: “A divorce case was filed and the court referred it to the Reconciliation Committee to assess if the newly-weds could be reconciled.
“But the the groom refused to withdraw the case and insisted on the divorce.”
A Saudi lawyer warned against the alarmingly growing divorce rate among among newly-weds which he said stands around 50 per cent.
Ahmad Al Maabi told Gulf News: “Misunderstandings, differences in views and the easy approach to marriage without a deep appreciation of the responsibilities are among the major causes for divorce among young people.
“Marriages are bound to fail when there are no robust foundations or trust.”