True Love Collapses Under the Onslaught of … Teasing

Twenty year old Saudi Wife and Husband have been married for only seven months.

But Wife has just divorced Husband anyway.

Her grounds? Husband is too short.

It is not reported whether Husband shrank after the couple got engaged, or even after their wedding day.

The difference in their heights is presumably great, and Wife has presumably been subjected to a tremendous amount of embarrassing teasing.

Ironically though, a study out of NYU suggests that shorter men make better husbands and are less likely than taller men to divorce. So Wife may come to regret abandoning her love match because of what other people think.


  1. this UK Mirror article: Saudi wife divorces husband because he is too short and she can’t bear being teased
  2. this Emirates 24|7 News story: Woman seeks divorce from ‘short’ husband
  3. this Huffington Post article: New Study Reveals Interesting Link Between Men’s Height And Divorce and
  4. this New Republic article: Short Men Make Better Boyfriends and Husbands .