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Now, suicide attempts may end your marriage

Now, suicide attempts may end your marriage

TNN Jan 3, 2010, 03.27am IST

MUMBAI: Wives beware. Repeated attempts or threats of committing suicide are not going to pay off and the husband, instead of giving in to demands, will walk away with a divorce. In a judgment that would provide the threatened spouse some relief, the Bombay high court upheld a family court ruling that repeated attempts to commit suicide constituted mental cruelty and was a laid ground for divorce.

A bench of justices Sharad Bobde and S J Kathawala late last year held that "It was not possible for a couple to peacefully carry on with their married life if one partner repeatedly threatened to commit suicide in public and within the home.''