Wife nixes hubby who didn't alter Facebook status to 'married'

An Indian woman wonders how she can possibly trust her husband. After all, two months into their marriage, he still hasn't changed his Facebook status.

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"All the news that's fit to be known."

This, surely, should be Facebook's tagline as it rockets toward an uncertain future. For, let's face it, if it's not on Facebook, does it really matter?

Such logic is being put to the test in India, where a woman is reportedly divorcing her husband because he committed the cardinal 21st century crime: he didn't change his Facebook status when they got married.

Quite reasonably, she feels betrayed. How can a woman trust a man who doesn't whip out his cell phone the minute the marriage ceremony is over and declare himself to the world?

The Daily Mail's reporting of India's Deccan Chronicle offers a painful tale of a modern tryst turned to a lack of trust.

The 28-year-old woman has already reportedly made her petition to India's family court in Aurangabad.

The Deccan Chronicle reportedly quoted Mr. Subhash, a local High Court advocate, as saying: "The Hyderabadi husband had told the judge that he was so busy post marriage with family and his furniture business that he really had no time to check his Facebook or change his status."

Mr. Subhash said the husband had offered to change his status or even make the greatest human sacrifice -- yes, de-activate his account.

However, the wife seems to be adamant, despite the judge suggesting the couple enter 6 months of counseling.

There surely is no counseling a woman who knows her husband is not the man she hoped she was marrying. If you cannot declare your status change on Facebook, what are you?

Not good enough, that's what.

 

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