Because enough is enough.
But despite his affection, the woman claimed her life was ‘hell’ due to his ‘cruel-free treatment’, according to the English language UAE newspaper, Khaleej Times. She complains that ‘his love and compassion are so over the top’ and she filed for a split.
According to reports, the woman said the couple never had an argument and the husband did not shout at her during their year-long marriage. When she complained about his weight, the man even went on a strict regime of dieting and exercise which left him with a broken leg.
But this still did not please the angry wife who still complained of her spouse’s many gifts and compliments, according to local media. She added: ‘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.
I need a real discussion, even an argument, not this hassle-free life full of obedience.’ The husband begged the court to deny the divorce request. 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.
Under Sharia law, the husband faces a punishment of a public flogging if convicted of extreme kindness and affection. One Sharia expert noted that “this is why you have to give your wife – or your camel, if you don’t have a wife – a good slap every now and then.”