As it turns out, two yeas ago a 47-year-old woman in France convinced a judge to grant her a divorce citing that that her husband was to blame for the deterioration of their marriage. In a recent second round of court battles a judge ruled that her ex-husband has to pay up for not giving it up. The ruling states he must pay $14,000 for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”.
Wow! That’s a long time to go without sex, I agree, but I’m I don’t see a reason to be fined for it. Do you? The judge had this to say:
“A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent … By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other.”
Would you want your husband to pay up if he stopped desiring you and it lead to divorce? I think a divorce is a smart idea when things get that bad but it’s a stretch to expect someone to pay a larger divorce settlement for lack of sex. Remember the wife who stopped by Man, Wife and Dog to confess that her husband’s porn addiction and their nonexistent sex life lead to the demise of their marriage? Her story was so sad, and she mentioned heartache and pain, but never monetary gain.
What are your thoughts on this touchy subject and recent court ruling?