A Saudi bride was divorced by her husband just within minutes of their marriage because the she was too busy chatting with her friends on her phone to consummate the marriage.
The groom took his Saudi bride back to their hotel room after the ceremony in the city of Jeddah, but apparently felt ignored when he tried to get intimate with her and was pushed away by his wife because she was trying to respond to congratulatory messages from friends on her phone. A relative told Saudi daily Al Watan on Tuesday, May 17th, that:
A relative said:
“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”.
As the argument between them became unexpectedly heated, the groom stormed out of the hotel, telling his wife that he wanted a divorce.
Gulf News which cited Al Watan, reported that the relative said a divorce case was filed and the court referred it to the reconciliation committee to assess if the newly-weds could be reconciled. However, the groom, too hurt in his pride to forgive, refused to withdraw the case and insisted on the divorce.
A Saudi legal expert, Ahmad Al Maabi, warned against the alarmingly growing figures of divorce among newly-weds, saying that they reached around 50 per cent. Hear him:
“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.”