Man wins divorce from wife ‘too shy’ to sleep with him

February 12, 2007

How to divorce your wife and be happyBrothers, go get yourself a Yoo-Hoo and turn on your Louis Armstrong CD, finally an uplifting story to put a skip in your walk. A man wins divorce from wife who is too shy to sleep with him. Too bad this didn’t happen here in the United States, but we can dream, can’t we brothers?

“A Tainan court has granted a man’s request for divorce because his wife was “too shy” to consummate their marriage, a newspaper said yesterday.

The man surnamed Chen (陳), a 38-year-old teacher from Tainan County was introduced to a woman surnamed Lin (林), 29, also a teacher, by a matchmaker.

After the couple dated for three months, they married a year ago, but Lin refused to consummate the marriage, the Chinese-language daily China Times reported.

On the wedding night, Lin slept fully dressed and wrapped with a quilt, the daily said, without citing any sources.

When Chen tried to sleep with her, the report said, she pushed him away shouting: “You are ridiculous!”

The next morning Lin returned to her mother’s home saying she was ill, and would not live with her husband again, the paper said.

Through the matchmaker’s mediation, Lin signed a contract agreeing to consummate the marriage but only for the purpose of procreation, and demanded to sleep separately.

However, she did not live up to the pledge, the paper said.

In June, Chen filed for divorce with the Tainan District Court. Lin contested the divorce, claiming that she refused to consummate the marriage on the wedding night because she was too tired and was ill.

But the judge said it was strange for Lin to refuse to consummate the marriage for one year, so he granted the divorce on Saturday and ruled that Lin must compensate Chen NT$300,000 for buying an apartment, giving Lin’s family a dowry and losing face because she did not consummate the marriage.”

Our Louis Armstrong CD is playing quite loud!

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

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DPA, TAIPEI: Monday, Feb 12, 2007


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4 Responses to “Man wins divorce from wife ‘too shy’ to sleep with him”

  1. Lucky on February 18th, 2007 6:08 am


  2. Shauna on February 24th, 2007 3:06 pm

    Hah! So much for matchmakers and c**p like that.

    Seriously, when it comes to relationships, nothing is better than good old “DIY” and a lot of time casually knowing one another before jumping into marriage.

    And people wonder why marriage and the state of relationships are in the s*****r.

    If we can’t even choose our mates with the highest standards in place, how can we ever hope to be happy?

    You need a healthy amount of self esteem and self worth before you even think about getting into a healthy relationship.

  3. Jarred on March 22nd, 2007 7:42 am

    This is a horrible story. Who is this author? Why would anyone want this to happen in America? I agree matchmaking is not a good idea, that’s why it is almost non-existant here in the States. But to actually want a legal reason for divorcing on the grounds of, “She is not sleeping with me,” is ridiculous! s*x isn’t the reason for getting married. There are much “better” ways of achieving this goal of sleeping with whomever you want to. s*x isn’t for self pleasure or self-gratification, but sadly enough, most Americans won’t get this through their heads anytime soon. We are too arrogant, prideful, and 60% of us actually think they are Christians!

  4. T-Bone on September 17th, 2007 8:23 pm

    “But to actually want a legal reason for divorcing on the grounds of, “She is not sleeping with me,” is ridiculous!”

    Right, because we wouldn’t EVER want a woman to have to take responsibility for engaging in a legal contract that stipulates s*x will be involved. Heck, you’re right! Why should a woman ever have to take any kind of responsibility for her own actions? Here’s a hint Jared; with “equality” comes responsibility. Instead of being some uber-mangina; try dealing with reality… you’ll live longer.

Did you know there is someone right now in willing to cheat on their spouse to have fun with you?

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