Wife granted divorce after husband ignores texts
A Taiwanese husband has paid the ultimate price for ignoring his wife’s texts.
According to the BBC, the woman was granted a divorce because the ‘Read’ indicators connected to the messages she had sent to her husband confirmed that he had been ignoring her.
A judge accepted her claim that the husband had been anything but attentive when it was proven that an app indicated that although he had opened the text messages, he had failed to reply to any of them.
The BBC described the process as “blue-ticking” – the act of reading but not replying to messages. According to the report, the judge in Hsinchu district’s family affairs court cited the ignored Line messages as key evidence of the woman’s marriage being beyond repair, and decided that she was entitled to a divorce.
Over a period of about six months, the wife, surnamed Lin, sent her husband several text messages, including one after she was hospitalised from a car accident, according to Judge Kao.
Although her husband did visit her once in hospital, the court in Taiwan found that his ignoring of her messages was grounds for divorce.