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10+ Weird Reasons People Got Divorced

Almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation.

Those are some sad odds. While some of the leading causes of divorce include cheating and financial issues, there are other dealbreakers.

Things like, they didn't clean their dishes, they spent thousands of dollars on psychics, they got jealous of the cat...

Keep reading for more weird reasons people got divorced!

When they were "possessed by the devil."

True story! This Italian man filed for divorce from his wife after seeing her levitate into the air.

Yeah, we don't blame him. Who wants to live an actual horror story?

"I had a client file for divorce because every morning his wife would ask him how he takes his coffee...for seven years."

At first, you might be like, "aw, she makes his coffee every day." But if you dig deeper, the fact that she doesn't know him at all is a dealbreaker.

When they didn't like the movie *Frozen*.

One Japanese woman found her husband's dislike of the Disney movie to be grounds for divorce.

She found there something wrong with him as a human being. Can't she just let it go?

"When he got jealous and mad over the fact that our new kitten preferred to sleep on me instead of him."

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As silly as it seems, just imagine how they would react if their child preferred to cuddle with mommy instead of daddy.

They weren't supportive during their dad's health issues.

"When my dad had a heart attack and the first thing my now-ex said to me was, 'Well, I can’t take any time off of work.'" - carolinel488bb97ff

What happened "through sickness and through health?"

When they acted like a child over losing a video game.

"When he threw down a game controller then threw himself down to the floor, pounding the floor, kicking, and crying in frustration — for reals." - angieg421ddf032

"Our 7-week-old daughter was in the NICU for five days and he went golfing. Twice."

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There's a time and place for golfing, and this certainly wasn't it.

This is definitely the case of someone not having their priorities straight.

When they disappeared after a major surgery.

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You should be able to count on your partner being there for you, especially during major health procedures.

But when this person had a hysterectomy, their husband took off and their daughter had to pick them up.

"When he spent $2,000 on Facebook games instead of making the car payment and our car was repossessed."

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Is he the one sending us all those Farmville requests on Facebook?

For real, though, this is another case of bad priorities.

When they had an affair and didn't feel guilty.


"I was so desperate for love that a random stranger giving me attention was all it took. If you’re reading this and you feel anything remotely similar, this is your sign, get out now." - tricerintops

"He made me go outside in -25 degree wind-chill to start the car."

"I had just gotten over walking pneumonia and wasn't supposed to be outside for too long. I know that sounds petty, but it was just another example of how selfish and uncaring he was." - katiea47d3178d6

When they left dishes in the sink.

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Nobody loves a clean house more than this man's former spouse.

The tipping point was him leaving used drinking glasses by the sink, inches away from the dishwasher. She left because she didn't want to be his mother.

They were taking too long to tell a story.

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"My dad split my mom because 'she takes too long to tell a story.' He was actually having affair #4795809374 and that came out shortly after. But this was one of the main reasons he gave when they did a counselling session together." - Redditor sixtiesqueeen

They spent $42,000 on psychic hotlines.

That's a huge chunk of change to waste.

We have to wonder... did the psychic predict the husband divorcing the wife? Because anyone could have seen that coming from a mile away.

When they took the dogs out for a walk.

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"Wife wanted to divorce husband because he kept taking their dogs for walks while she was at work, making it (unintentionally) so they’d rather cuddle the husband instead of her after a long day." - Redditor deleted

When they looked completely different without makeup on.

One man felt "deceived" by his wife when they spent time on a beach during their honeymoon. The water washed away her makeup and false eyelashes, making her look completely different.

When they still babied their son.


One husband had it when his wife was still treating their teenage son like a baby. This included wiping his butt after he used the washroom, among other very strange things.

When they refused to shower.

There's a difference between being comfortable when you're married and being just gross.

This husband was just gross: he refused to shower for eight weeks after he and his ex-wife got married.

When they ate like an animal.

"My neighbour filed for divorce because he smacked his lips when he ate and slurped his coffee and soup. She thought if she didn't she would end up in jail for battery." - Redditor mollymuppet78

When they refused to get a job...for 10 years!

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Not only was her husband unable to hold down a full-time job for the better part of a decade, but he also had the audacity to suggest that they have a baby in order to save their marriage.

When they lied about enrolling the kids in school.

Buzzfeed Community member charlottelouisem2 said her husband assured her their twins were enrolled in school. When she went to drop them off on the first day, the staff had no idea who she was or what she was talking about.

When they discovered their partner's Ashley Madison profile.

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In case you're wondering, Ashley Madison is a website designed for married people to have discreet affairs. No, that isn't a joke — it really exists.

When mariascheuringe discovered this, she was shocked. She gathered up her husband's things and sent him packing.

When they abandoned their child.

"When he left me and my infant son at 1 a.m. to 'help' his female coworker who was 'stranded at a park.' Spoiler alert: She wasn't stranded and he was gone for over two hours."

When they left the Magic Kingdom.

Buzzfeed Community member chelseap41bbad0ab was visiting Disney with their kids when all of a sudden, their wife was nowhere to be seen.

It turns out, she was secretly meeting her boyfriend and had been carrying on an affair for months.

When they got tired of being verbally abused by his mother-in-law.

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Nobody enjoys being ridiculed and hurtful comments have a way of staying with us long after someone says that they're sorry.

This was simply the straw that broke the camel's back.

Because of their political views.

Gayle McCormick had been married to her husband for a little more than 22 years. When she discovered that he voted for Donald Trump in the Presidential election, she decided that they were no longer compatible.

Because he refused to install a toilet.

That's right, this man actually tried to force his wife to walk out into the fields whenever she had to relieve herself.

Needless to say, the marriage did not last long and the painful memory was quickly flushed away.

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