A woman said she endured a ‘year of hell’ in a ‘cruel free’ marriage to a man who helped with the housework and showered her with gifts.
She filed for divorce at the Shariah court in Fujairah, the UAE, complaining she was ‘chocked’ by his ‘extreme love and affection’.
The husband was so kind he even went on a strict diet and exercise regime that left him with a broken leg when she told him off for gaining weight.
But this did not please the angry wife, who told the court: ‘I am eagerly longing for a single day of dispute, but this seems impossible with my romantic husband who always forgave me and showered me with daily gifts.’
The wife had complained to the court that her spouse never argued or yelled at her and was always kind. But this cruel-free treatment left her wanting more.
‘I need a real discussion, even an argument, not this hassle-free life full of obedience’, she said. ‘I am choked by his extreme love and affection. He even assisted me in cleaning the house without me asking him.’
Even her application for a divorce did not stem the affections of her doting husband, who begged the courts to reject it, according to the English language UAE newspaper, Khaleej Times.
He told the court: ‘It’s not fair to judge a marriage from the first year, and everybody learns from their mistakes. I am and always wish to be a perfect and kind husband.’
The court ordered an adjournment of the case to give the couple a chance to settle the dispute themselves.