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Fri, Aug 06, 2010
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Suffering alone because of hubby's "four rules"

A WOMAN is crying foul over her husband's "four rules", saying they have made her live the past 10 years more like a widow than a married woman, China Press reported.

The 40-year-old housewife, who only wished to be known as Madam Lim, said her husband prohibited her from staying with him, divorcing him or meeting up with him, and she could not see her daughter alone.

Lim said her husband insisted that he did not want a divorce and only wanted to focus on his career.

The daily quoted her as saying that her husband came home from an overseas business trip one day and moved in with his parents in Singapore.

"He said he did not want to be tied up by the family because he wanted to focus on his career. I took our daughter to plead with him to come home but he has not," she said.

Lim, who has been married for 14 years, said her husband rarely contacted her and only gave her a RM1,000 (S$428) monthly allowance.

"Three years ago, he bought a luxurious condominium and took our daughter to stay with him, leaving me alone," she claimed.

readers' comments
What kinda of rules are that! Rules are meant to be broken! Women should stand up for themselves! File for divorce! You HAVE a reason to!
Posted by linlove90 on Tue, 17 Aug 2010 at 11:04 AM

This is probably not the first nor will it be last. Yes, PRCs have come and got the guys to divorce their wives and marry them. But we all know that there are many men who married wives in China and after having kids with them, take the kids and actually abandon their wives and not even allowing their wives visiting rights. The problem is that they were married in China and the Singapore law does not work for the PRC women here. It is also a fact that the husands will always win custody of the children even if there is divorce because they always argue that the women are in no position to support the children. The wives are never given permanent visa and always forced to go home when their visa expires as their hubbies will refuse to apply for one, so these .....
Posted by kooldog59 on Fri, 6 Aug 2010 at 19:28 PM
This man is not fulfilling his responsibility as a husband, it is considered as abandonment of his wife. It can be ground of divorce. This constitute of mental torture. This may lower the self-esteen ofhis wife and may lead to psychological damage. His husband ought to go for counselling. From a traditional man's background, I willnot trust this man as he cannot manage the household matter, how can he manage the whole company.
Posted by waihoong on Fri, 6 Aug 2010 at 18:42 PM

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