TAIPEI — Personal hygiene is very important and it’s something that we should never ignore! Most of us probably take at least one shower a day (may depend on climate and other conditions!) and brush our teeth twice a day but for this Taiwanese woman, she really did her part in saving water by taking a bath only once a year.
And for this odd reason, she was compelled to divorce with her husband.
Yes, you heard it right. A Taiwanese man was granted for divorce as his wife’s reluctance to take a shower, among other problems, was preventing them from starting a family.
The New Taipei City District Court on Thursday (Jan 4) approved a petition for divorce by a husband who claimed psychological torture due to his now ex-wife’s unsanitary habits, according to Taipei Times.
The plaintiff, who remains unnamed, said that his wife, surnamed Lin, only bathed once a year and did not brush her teeth or wash her hair on a regular basis.
The man claimed that he had suffered psychological torture from her bad personal hygiene. In the beginning, the man said that she wasn’t that bad. When they were dating, she would bath once a week but after they got married, things got worse.
After they tied the knot, her personal hygiene habits gradually grew worse to the point that a decade later, bathing was just a once in a year.
He explained that she would only take a bath during New Year and when she finally stepped into the bathroom, her shower took three hours.
The man said that due to Lin’s unhygienic habits, they only had sex once a year, which prevented the couple from having children for a decade.
To cover up any nasty bad breath, Lin would rather chew gum (than brush her teeth) to get her breath minty fresh and she’d also rather put on a hat to cover her oily hair, instead of washing it like most of us do.
He also alleged that his wife discouraged him from having a job and the couple was unemployed, while living with her parents. He was forced to rely on his mother-in-law for their living expenses.
“We remained poor, as neither of us had a job,” the man said, adding that he was even unable to pay his National Health Insurance contribution and could not afford to visit a dentist.
But in late 2015,the man finally decided to move out of the house and found a job in Hsinchu, but did not tell his wife. After a month, she found that he was working and demanded that he quit his job, but he refused and the man decided to file for divorce.
The wife has denied all the allegations as she said that her parents treated him like a son.
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NC leader Regmi passes away
KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.
Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.
He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.
His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.
On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.Follow @gorkhapost