It is the little things compounded over time which can make or break a marriage. A family divorce case in Ballari, India, proved how minor problems escalate quickly.
An easy meal prep option of Maggi instant noodles was acceptable for one day. However, when the husband got Maggi served to him for all three meals, he dragged his wife to a courtroom. He had absolutely no tolerance for a lazy cook.
According to Judge ML Raghunath, “The husband said his wife did not know how to prepare any food other than Maggi noodles. It was noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He complained that his wife went to the provision store and brought only instant noodles.”
The two-minute Maggi noodles were enough to put an end to this marriage. The couple did divorce based on mutual consent. The man was free to find a new wife with a more expansive culinary skillset.
Judge Raghunath added that bizarre reasons for divorce are not uncommon in India. He stated that courts have received divorce cases due to trivial concerns: “For not talking with the partner, for putting salt on the wrong side of the plate, for stitching the wrong color wedding suit, for not taking the wife out, etc.”
People no longer feel obligated to persevere in a marriage due to societal pressures. According to the judge, “Divorce cases are increasing drastically over the years. Couples have to stay together for at least a year before seeking a divorce. If there was no such law, there would be divorce petitions filed directly from wedding halls.”
Word of advice to other troubled marriages. If you want a divorce, starve the taste buds of your spouse.