A bride’s decision to reply to congratulatory text messages from relatives and friends following her wedding ceremony resulted in the demise of her marriage, Gulf News reports.
Apparently, the Saudi groom made an attempt to be intimate with his new wife once they were in their hotel room, but she was engrossed in whatever conversations were happening on her phone, and ignored his advances.
“Following the marriage ceremony, the groom took his bride to the hotel where they had booked a room,” an anonymous relative told Al Watan, a Saudi publication. “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 his bride if she would hold off on responding to her friends until later, she declined, and all hell broke loose.
“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,” the relative said.
The two continued to argue, and after things had escalated, the groom left the hotel, but not before informing his new wife that he wanted a divorce. Once he went through with filing, the courts referred his case to the reconciliation department to see if the new couple could find a way to patch things up. According to the relative, the groom’s ego was too damaged for him to rethink his decision to divorce and he refused to reconcile with his bride.