Divorce petitions are frequently based on allegations of unreasonable behaviour. What constitutes unreasonable behaviour is a subjective test, based on the experience of the person seeking the divorce. Examples given can frequently come in trends and as a result of the findings of a survey commissioned by Unilever this week, I predict that there will soon be an influx of divorce applications incorporating allegations to do with domestic bathing arrangements.

The days of “Save water; shower with a friend,” are now behind us. Sadly it would seem that we spend so long in the shower that we would actually use less hot water and, therefore, energy taking a bath. There is now clear scope for a green campaign directed at couples bathing together, with the added bonus that throwing in Archimedes’ Principle means two can bathe in less water and yet it will still be the same depth!

There has to be a snag, and of course there is, because two fully grown adults quite simply don’t fit comfortably in the average home bath tub! As a result any such campaign will need a major re-think and the best Judith’s Divorce can come up with, is “Don’t pull the plug; leave the bubbles for the mug.”

Yes divorce lawyers will potentially be inundated with claims that one half of the happy couple always insisted on being first into the tub, leaving the soap to dissolve and only a murky grime for the other half to wash in.


Sharing the bath isn't working out lately, so we're giving it one last go with Matey. Clean couple, clean bath, clean fun!
Divorce Blogger said…
A divorce filed on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour can contain any number of reasons and I frequently find the need to effectively 'scrape the barrel' when interviewing clients.

This is why I'm sceptical of reports that suggest that Facebook and video game addiction are behind so many divorces. I have referred to these as examples of unreasonable behaviour, but always as a means of ‘padding out’ the application to ensure that the reasons are acceptable.
Here in Oklahoma Family Law Court, the most commonly cited grounds for divorce is 'incompatibility'. We would have to create a new grounds for divorce in the event that this should happen. What would we call that new grounds...'incongruent tubing'??? :)
Lisa Thomson said…
That's funny. I think there are many more things to worry about then who gets in the tub first, however if a person has to cite unreasonable behavior I guess it would qualify. I want the tub to myself though is that asking too much?
I've been through three divorces and am now married a fourth time to a mature, respectful, supportive, and loving man. The truth is simple...many of us don't have a clue how to get along with one another and what's really underneath the arguments. It took me decades to own my "stuff."
Anonymous said…
There are differences in any marriage but the thing is that long as both parties are committed to make the marriage work- they will.

I agree with "My First Three Husbands"...many divorces are complicated because people don't have a clue how to get along with one another and what's really underneath the arguments.
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