Ignored WhatsApp messages lead to divorce

Ignored WhatsApp messages lead to divorce
A man in Saudi Arabia who sent his wife messages via WhatsApp, ended up filing for divorce when it became apparent that his wife read the messages but ignored the content of them. The wife was reportedly using her phone non-stop to make phone calls to friends and family, to the point where she was not taking care of their child and their home.

The wife blamed her failure to respond to the messages, on the phone calls she was constantly engaged in. The husband knew that his messages had been read thanks to the latest update to the messaging service, which added Read Receipts to WhatsApp. With the update to the app, once a message is read by its intended recipient, the sender sees two blue checkmarks next to the message in his sent list.


In the U.K., a survey from back in 2011 conducted by online legal services firm Divorce Online, revealed that more than one-third of divorce cases filed that year, mentioned Facebook in the filing.

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via: TheHindu.com

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18 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

People should get a real life and talk face to face, rather than solely texting as your only communication

12. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

For once I actually agree with you

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Title is highly suggestive. Whatsapp is not the reason for the divorce, but more the fact that she was not taking care of their child and their home and ignored her husband constantly.

8. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

yeah, this is stupid article and should be deleted. It makes this website look stupid, it is a tech site isn't it?

9. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Welcome to modern journalism. As long as they get their click-bait ad revenue from the title, the content of the article doesn't matter.

3. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

She was Living La Vida Loca

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

From the first day that WhatsApp implement this feature, i already knew that it will lead to more arguement than ever.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Slow Monday, Ayee phonearena....

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Author trying to fill quota copying article of someone else.. *cough*

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sources please? And whose your tipster again? Thehindu.com? Lmao!!

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't see why everyone's complaining about the article. It references an app update that was mentioned in another article from the past few days. There is some relevance to it. It's sad that people aren't willing to communicate and work to make a relationship last. My wife knows full well that I read her texts without responding. If I'm at work, I'm busy. Unless it's an emergency, I'll get back to you when it's convenient.

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