About 50% of marriages eventually end in divorce. While the divorce rate is rising year by year, the reasons for divorce are getting crazier year by year. The divorce process can be heartbreaking, but it doesn’t always require a heartbreaking reason to get the divorce. Everyone has their reasons for ending a marriage, some logical and some outlandish. Let’s take a look now at the crazier ones. Here are 18 reasons for divorce that sound too crazy to be true.
1 Candy Crush is the cause of 17,000 divorces in Egypt.
The Cabinet Information Center report revealed that Egypt has the highest divorce rates in the whole world. According to a 2018 report by the Cabinet Information Center, Playstation and Candy Crush are the leading cause of divorce, with around 17,000 cases attributed to Candy Crush. These games are addictive which increases the gap between the couples. These electronic games also contribute to the exacerbation of negative social phenomena, as they tend to escalate violence and crime. (source)
2 In 1998, a woman divorced her husband by faking his death.
In 1998, a 28-year-old British man named Mike Silgram from Norfolk faked his death because he wanted his wife to realize how much she missed him. Mike left his clothes on Gorleston Beach in Norfolk and disappeared. He hoped his wife would realize how much she missed him after he was gone. However, the ruse backfired because when he returned, Mike’s wife told him the marriage was over because she couldn’t trust him. She was afraid that Mike might pull this kind of trick again in the future.
3 In the Emirates, a woman seeks a divorce from her husband because her husband loves her very much.
A woman in the UAE asked her husband for a divorce because his love was too much for her to digest. The man cooked and cleaned for his wife and never argued with her. All he wanted was to be a nice husband. However, the wife did not want a trouble-free marriage and was so suffocated by his love and affection that she filed for divorce in the Fujairah Sharia Court.
4 In 2012, a woman divorced her husband because he couldn’t keep any secrets for himself.
In 2012, 38-year-old Maryam Adoni filed for divorce after being married to her husband of six years. the reason? Her husband was talkative. He couldn’t keep any secrets to himself. Her husband was in the habit of sharing family affairs with their relatives and friends. The wife was afraid that these people would mislead him. In the end, the couple agreed to annul the marriage, and the divorce was granted.
5 The woman divorced her husband in exchange.
Indian woman divorced her husband in a wife swap. The couple had been married for three years, and went to all-night parties where the husband introduced his wife to his friends and allowed them to get close to her. He allowed the husband to swap his wife for one of his friends’ wives when they were drunk. The next morning when the wife learns of her husband’s actions, she feels betrayed. The wife left her husband’s house, but he continued to torture her. Later, when it became unbearable, the wife petitioned for divorce from her husband.
6 The husband divorced his wife because he saw her without makeup and did not like it.
In 2016, her 34-year-old husband dumped a 28-year-old Arab woman because her makeup had faded, and she didn’t like her husband without makeup. The newlyweds went swimming at Al Mamzar Beach in Dubai, where the woman’s makeup faded. The groom immediately filed for divorce because he was unable to recognize his wife. He said that his wife cheated on him by using a lot of cosmetics.
7 A Saudi man divorced his wife a few hours after the wedding for posting the photos on social media.
In 2016, a couple from Saudi Arabia got divorced just hours after their wedding because the bride was using Snapchat at their wedding. The couple made a prenuptial agreement that the bride will not use any social media apps like Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat during their wedding ceremony. However, the bride broke the agreement and posted Snapchats of their wedding.
8 Indian woman divorced her husband because he refused to build a toilet in their house.
In 2015, an Indian woman divorced her husband because he refused to build a toilet in their home, forcing her to go to the bathroom in the fields. For five years, the woman was forced to go into the fields as soon as it got dark to relieve herself. In India, women are allowed to divorce their husbands for refusing to build toilets in the house.
9 In 2014, a woman filed for divorce from her husband because of his hatred of Frozen.
In 2014, a Japanese woman filed for divorce because her husband didn’t like Disney movies. When the 29-year-old became obsessed with the Disney movie Frozen, she wanted her husband to watch it, too. After watching the movie, he dared to ask her, “Do you really like this movie?” She was frustrated, which made her wonder what kind of person he was. She ended her six years of marriage and left.
10 A German woman divorced her husband because he was obsessed with cleaning.
In 2009, a German woman walked out on her marriage because she was tired of her husband cleaning all the time. The couple had been married for 15 years, and the wife thought she would get used to her husband’s cleaning habit. Things got out of hand when her husband demolished an entire wall and rebuilt it when it was dirty. The wife could not accept this and decided to end the marriage.
11 In 2016, a wife divorced her husband for leaving used cups by the sink.
In 2016, Matthew Frey from Ohio separated from his wife over dirty dishes. It was his 34th birthday when his wife broke off her marriage to Matthew. She announced the reason and told him that he used to leave dirty cups by the sink which frustrated her greatly. She said she wanted to be his partner, not his mother. Every time you see a used glass by the sink, you’re closer to ending 12 years of marriage.
12 Rashida Lucas Divorced Her Husband Because He Said “I Love You” Too Much And It Made Her Gain Weight.
In 2016, Rashida Lucas divorced her husband, T. Lucas, because he said “I love you” a lot. Her main grievance was that he was “too nice” and a good cook who made her gain weight. What? Isn’t this what every woman wants? Mostly not. Rashida left her husband because he treated her well.
13 Egyptian women divorced their husband because he did not shower for eight weeks.
In 2015, a 23-year-old Egyptian woman named Yara Saad El-Din filed for divorce from her 31-year-old husband, Ayser Ali, because he had not showered for eight consecutive weeks. The couple got married, and months after their honeymoon, the husband revealed that he hadn’t showered for eight weeks. He was suffering from a skin disease that made him allergic to water. Aldin could not accept this as a fact and filed for divorce.
14 The wife divorced her husband because he brought his mother on their honeymoon.
Italian men have a reputation as mama’s boys, but bringing your mom on your honeymoon isn’t much? 39-year-old Mariana C. has filed for divorce against her 39-year-old husband, Stefano, because he brought his mother for their honeymoon. She could not handle her husband’s excessive relations with his mother and filed for divorce after one month of their marriage.
15 Los Angeles women won a $1.3 million lottery, decided to hide it from their husband, and divorced him.
In 1996, a California woman won $1.3 million on the lottery but didn’t tell her husband. Instead, she filed for divorce & fled with the money. Two years later, the husband found out about her lottery win & sued her. The judge awarded him 100% of her winnings. pic.twitter.com/7iZCvADgyw— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) April 9, 2021
In 1996, a Los Angeles woman named Denise Rossi filed for a divorce from her husband, Thomas Rossi, and she wanted it in a hurry. On December 28, 1996, just 11 days before Denise filed for divorce, she won the lottery with $1.3 million. She hid the news from her husband and did not tell anyone about her divorce case. Eventually, Denise’s lie catches up to her, and the court judge declares that she has violated government asset disclosure laws, and must now give every penny of her earnings to her husband.
16 A husband secretly divorced his wife to protect his property, and she has not found out for more than 20 years.
In 2016, his 59-year-old wife, Cristina Carta Vila, sued a 90-year-old American man named Gabriel Vila, for divorcing her immediately after marriage without her knowledge. Christina got acquainted with the divorce after 20 years after they raised a son and lived in luxury in New York and France. Gabriel secretly divorced his wife months after their marriage in an attempt to protect his property. Now, Christina is trying her best to get the divorce called off, which she never knew existed.
17 A Taiwanese woman divorced her husband because he did not respond to her messages.
Ignoring your wife’s texts can be a serious problem. Ask this Taiwanese man whose wife filed for divorce because he never responded to her messages. The couple separated in 2017 when the husband did not respond to his wife’s texts after reading them while she was in the hospital. The judge ruled in favor of the wife and approved the divorce.
18 A man divorced his wife because she was on her wedding day.The husband didn’t respond to her messages.
While activists are still trying to break taboos around menstruation, an Indian man divorced his wife because she was menstruating on their wedding day. The man asked for a divorce on the grounds that his wife did not disclose information about her role, and told about her condition moments before they went to the temple after the ceremony. The husband claimed that he and his mother were shocked that it offended their faith.