'The other woman' in husband's life normally becomes a ground for seeking divorce, but in a poignant case, a woman told High Court recently that she was ready to tolerate husband's affair to save her marriage.
The husband had obtained divorce from family court, alleging that the wife and her parents were treating him with cruelty. But the Bombay High Court, in the order last week, cancelled the divorce.
Deepa and Sandip (names changed) got married in 2002. Sandeep filed suit for divorce in the family court last year. He argued that Deepa's parents wanted him to become a Ghar-jamai, and live with them.
He also argued that Deepa was too suspicious. Deepa, on the other hand, argued that he was having an affair with another woman, and that was why he wanted divorce.
The family court upheld Sandeep's case in May this year, saying that suspecting the husband's character in this way amounted to cruelty, and granted him divorce.
Deepa filed appeal in the Bombay High Court, seeking to quash the divorce.
Her lawyer told the court that in order to save the marital relationship, and for the sake of minor daughter, "she was ready to tolerate husband's relationship" with the other woman.