Couple Literally Divides Their House in a Half After Divorce!

After putting an end to 40 years of marriage, a Cambodian husband divided the house into two as an embittered revenge. They took the separation completely by means of splitting their house into two, literally. “It is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen,” said May Titthara, the author who wrote about the case in an English-language newspaper in the Cambodian capital — The Phnom Penh Post. The husband and the wife had been sharing the same roof together inside a village located in Prey Veng province, South Cambodia until an incident made the husband angry. He got ill but his wife never takes care of him. He even added that he will stay with his parents’ home, so they can look after him whenever he feels ill. “His wife said that if her husband got sick and stayed at home, she was always made to pay for his medicine,” said chief Morn. ‘But if he stayed at his parents’ house, she wouldn’t have to pay. So that was when they decided to separate. I and other people in the village tried to persuade them to think clearly before they did this because they had been married for nearly 40 years, but they didn’t listen.’ The couple decided to divide their land into four sections, two for them and two for their children, the newspaper reported. The husband used power tools and called in the help of friends to divide the house. “This was a not a legal divorce. It never went to the court,” said Prak Phin, a lawyer for Legal Support for Child and Women in the province. “If they have disagreements in the future, they will not have a legal (recourse).” The man moves his half part of the house to his parents’ property. Now, he lives with his parents, while the wife still resides in her chopped house. half house 1900x700 c Couple Literally Divides Their House in a Half After Divorce! Photo Banner from phnompenhpost.com