The couple reportedly went out on a picnic and when they returned home, the wife got out, helped their children to do so and then moved to go into the house, Arab News reported.

Her husband then called out for her to close the door, but she refused, saying he should do so because he was closer to it.

"You are forbidden to me and should not enter my home if you do not close the door," the husband replied.

The woman then reportedly left and returned to her father's house. Many people have tried to reconcile the couple, but the woman has rejected all attempts, saying that she does not want to remain married to such an 'irresponsible' man.

According to a study, there are 2.5 divorce cases for every 1,000 men above the age of 15 in Saudi Arabia.

There were 30,000 divorces in 2012, averaging 82 a day, or three an hour.

Reports from the the ministry of economy and planning said that while courts and marriage officials register around 70,000 marriage contracts annually, they also process more than 13,000 divorces.

The study also showed that Saudi Arabia ranked second among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in terms of divorces after Bahrain, where the rate is 2.7 for every 1,000 people.


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