Two newlyweds are divorcing after the bride refused to have sex with her new husband and sought companionship in her mobile phone and online friends instead.
The incident took place after the wedding when the newlyweds settled into their hotel room in Manama in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.
Efforts applied by the groom to get sexually intimate with his wife was turned down as she chose to chat with her friends online who had sent their congratulations.
When the groom demanded who was more important between him and her friends, the bride chose her friends. This caused an argument and the enraged groom told his wife he was divorcing her and left the hotel.
A relative of the groom told Saudi daily Al Watan, “Following the marriage ceremony, the groom took his bride to the hotel where they had booked a room. However, as soon as the bride was in the room, she kept using her mobile.
Her groom tried to get closer with her and become more intimate, but he was shocked when she ignored him, not responding to his words and action.
When he asked her about the reasons, she answered she was busy communicating with her friends who were congratulating her on her marriage on the mobile.
The groom asked her to delay the messages, but she refused and became angry. When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were.”
A divorce case was filed and later referred to the reconciliation committee by the court in a bid to reconcile the newly-weds but the groom has refused to withdraw the case, adamant that he must divorce her.
A Saudi legal expert Ahmad Al Maabi said that divorce rates among newlyweds have grown with over a fifty percent increase.
Al Maabi said, “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.”