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" also makes her feel it would be irresponsible to have kids and start a family with the respondent as she would be expected to bear the financial burden a family would bring by herself." (para 1)
"The respondent has not made much effort to establish his own social life, pursue hobbies or make friends, instead resorting to staying at home most of the time. This has made the Petitioner feel extremely responsible for the respondent’s happiness and has made her feel guilty for keeping up her own social life and pursuing her own hobbies, knowing the respondent would sit at home alone. The petitioner feels that as part of a married life it is important for each party to have their own social life as well as spending joint social life together and as such the petitioner has regularly included the respondent in her social activities; however the respondent was often not interested in joining, and the petitioner would almost never include the respondent in the already very limited social life he had."
The Petitioner and respondent have no longer been living as a couple or shared a bedroom since August 2012, leading separate lives despite living under the same roof.
The respondent does little to provide financial support and has made little effort to obtain employment. The lack of financial support has prevented the petitioner from pursuing her desire to have children.
The respondent smokes cannabis on a daily basis which makes him distant due to lack of concentration. This is also a drain on the matrimonial finances and the affect of the cannabis perpetuates the respondent’s failure to obtain employment. Despite the petitioner’s protestations, the respondent continues to smoke cannabis.
The respondent has no social life, hobbies or interests and has expressed no interest in joining the petitioner in her interests as would be expected. The lack of common interests has meant the parties have become distant.
The respondent’s failure to engage in all aspects of married life, the petitioner has been unable to engage intimiately with the respondent since November 2012. The petitioner has discussed the issue with the respondent but the respondent has made no effort to change.
Due to the unreasonable behaviour of the respondent, in April 2013 the Petitioner informed the respondent of her decision to commence divorce proceedings and vacated the former matrimonial home on 2nd June 2013 where she resides in rented accommodation.
The said marriage has broken down irretrievably and the Respondent has behaved in such a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent.