A woman went to court this week to argue that squabbling with her husband was sufficient to show irretrievable breakdown of her marriage.
Her application was rejected. This comes at the same time as an article in the Telegraph quoting Mr Justice Wall saying that there should be no fault divorces. If that was the case, then this applicant would not have to have said anything bar that she wanted a divorce. By rejecting her application, the court is saying crank up the allegations, say something really diminishing and nasty about your husband and
we will give you a divorce. Please see my earlier blog for my opinion on that. I don’t think any marriage survives without squabbling and extreme irritation at a partner’s habits and way of doing things. The whole country would end up in the divorce
courts if people abandoned their relationships for these sorts of reasons. People generally end marriages after years of not having their needs met or years of not being heard or of being treated badly. People don’t leave marriages because their partner leaves the top off the toothpaste or doesn’t clean the bath out. Divorce is a much more serious issue and is mainly a function of real unhappiness not the everyday annoyance
of cohabitation. You can read the article here: http://tgr.ph/Hgtgqb