People Share The Fastest A Couple Divorced And Why
Love makes us do crazy things. Sometimes, we get married in the heat of the moment, perhaps without really knowing who the other person is. We get married to someone even though there are a bunch of red flags. We get married because we love the idea of having someone there for us for the rest of our lives. However, when we make big decisions like marriage for the wrong reasons, the chances that it will last forever are quite slim.
Of course, it’s not always our fault when we accidentally marry the wrong person. Sometimes the other party does an excellent job at lying and keeping secrets, and we can’t blame ourselves for that. Whatever the case, lots of marriages end quickly, and sometimes that can be hilarious, sad, or even kind of scary. Read on for some eclectic stories about marriages that ended ever so quickly in divorce:
#1 Not Worth Losing The Trust Fund Over
#2 She Just Didn’t Think It Through
#3 Be Careful How Much You Drink At Your Own Wedding
#4 Surprise, We’re Getting Married Today!
Years and years ago, my uncle’s girlfriend planned a wedding and invited everyone. She didn’t tell him until the week of. I don’t know the whole story, but he went through with it. A few weeks later, they quietly got it annulled and he broke up with her. It was a completely messy situation and it’s all my family can ever talk about at gatherings nowadays.
#5 Cheating Can Ruin Lives
A relative of mine had a marriage last less than three weeks. They had been together for a couple of years and even went to premarital counseling at their church for a few months to get ready. Their wedding was super lavish and it was clear a lot of prep and money went into it. At their wedding, they announced they were expecting their first child.
Everything seemed great. Unfortunately, the whole thing blew up when the wife discovered he had been cheating on her for almost their entire relationship with multiple women. She found this out while in a foreign country on their honeymoon, four months pregnant. I know from her mom that she had complications in her pregnancy that the doctors attribute to the stress of all of this.
#40 She Could Have At Least Left The Nintendo
My dad and his second wife didn’t even make it four months before she left. I never saw or heard from her again. She said she was going to give me an old Nintendo, but she never did. I keep asking my dad what happened, but he shuns me away every time. He’s definitely embarrassed about something, which leads me to believe he did something to cause her to leave.
#7 The Sacred Bond Of Marriage Takes On Other Meanings For Some
#8 Pregnancy May Not Be The Best Reason To Get Married
A relative of mine was forced into a wedding. The bride had a miscarriage, so they got divorced a month later.
#9 DJ’s Can Be So Irresistible
#10 A Good Reason For Not Showing Up At Your Own Wedding
#11 Marriage Doesn’t Fix Your Problems Honey
I have a friend who proposed to his girlfriend like, a week after he caught her cheating on him. He thought it would bring them closer and fix their relationship. Needless to say, he drove by his house on his lunch break a few months later and saw her coworker’s truck in the driveway. She was getting it on in his house. They are currently getting divorced after barely a year of marriage.
#12 I Guess It Wasn’t An Honest Mistake
#13 Princess For A Day
#14 The “In Sickness And In Health” Part Was A Lie
My cousin was married and then three months later, he had a brain aneurysm and survived. His new wife divorced him soon after, saying she wasn’t expecting he would still be alive. He’s now married to someone much nicer and twenty times more attractive. I guess it worked out that the “in sickness and in health” vow they made at their wedding was a lie.
#15 Looking For Her Nigerian Prince
A girl I went to high school with has four kids from her first marriage. They divorced when they were in their early 40s. She then decided she wanted to get married again. She wanted a religious family man and was convinced Nigeria was the place to find her man. She started chatting up Nigerian guys on Facebook, then flew over there to marry a guy she just met.
After a few months of sending money to him, he freaks out and they wind up getting it annulled. But wait! There’s MORE! A year later, she made her way to Nigeria again because she found another guy to marry. This time, she said to the guy, “I am not giving you money until we marry.” Within six months, she married him. A month after getting home, she found out she was pregnant.
All is well, and eventually, she was unable to send money because she had four kids with TWINS on the way and they came first. He got upset and they wound up divorced. She later found out he’d been chatting up other women around the world and getting money from them. He was only going to use her for a green card to get to the States.
I honestly don’t feel bad for her. I feel bad for her six kids, who have to witness their mom make stupid decisions. No idea how on earth she afforded all those plane tickets. She’s given up on Nigeria now. Jamaica is on her sights now. So, I am pretty sure before long, we’ll see a wedding in Jamaica. I don’t think she’ll ever learn her lesson.
#16 Marrying New Guys Week By Week
#17 He Tried To Kidnap His Own Wife
A friend of mine worked for her husband’s brother. Once they got married, her boss stopped paying her because she was family now and he believes “you don’t have to pay family.” So she quit and found another job immediately without consulting her husband. In a fury, her husband changed all the locks while she was asleep in the back bedroom, and put deadbolts on the outside of the door, so she could only leave their house if he let her out.
He also took her cell phone. It took her about two hours to get ahold of us online (I guess he didn’t think she could contact people with a laptop), so we called the police who busted down the door and got her out. Her husband went to prison, her divorce went through REAL quick, and now, five years later, she lives on the coast and got engaged again to a very sweet guy who knows we’re all watching like hawks.
#18 What Happens When You Fail To Communicate
A relative of mine got married and divorced six months later. Turns out, they had never seriously discussed whether or not they wanted children prior to getting married. One adamantly wanted children and the other didn’t, and it drove them apart. They were together for three or four years before getting married and somehow never figured this out.
#19 The Dogs Are Obviously Part Of The Package
#20 It’s A Bad Sign When No One Is Smiling In The Wedding Photos
I knew a young couple in their late 20s, the bride was the daughter of a friend. She never learned to budget, save, spend wisely, pay bills on time, and prioritize. They both worked full time at good jobs in San Francisco and lived in Pacific Heights in a purchased condo that was quite nice. She took them both into a ton of debt.
Had to have the very latest of everything that was material in nature: clothing, furniture, etc. She would put $1,000 on their credit card in an hour on absolutely nothing. She nagged her husband from the moment he walked in the door from work, even in front of company. It lasted two years. He couldn’t get away fast enough. Her wedding photos were hilarious. No smiles.
#21 He Showed Her Who’s In Charge
They broke it off in about thirty minutes. The bride told the groom in the run-up to the wedding, “Do NOT smash the cake in my face. Do NOT.” His buddies all got on him about being a wimp and showing her “who’s really in charge of the marriage.” I was at the wedding. He smashed the cake in her face, and she walked out of the reception to have the marriage annulled.
#22 Trust Fund Chasers
#31 You Know What They Say About Assumptions
#32 Have A Heart, Man
#33 The Wedding Was The Last Straw
Friends of mine had been together for 15 years. They seemed to have a normal, healthy relationship, including ups and downs, but nothing to indicate they were close to breaking up. As many of you will know, a long-term relationship can replace initial lust and excitement with mundane day to day survival and petrol station flowers for Valentine’s. I suspect they felt getting married would be a jump start for their aged relationship. We went to the wedding on Friday and everyone was really happy, then early the next week they annulled it and broke up. They were very matter-of-fact about it and neither party was devastated. To be fair, I think everyone else was more hurt.
#34 It Wasn’t The Messed Up Vows That Did Them In, Just The Cheating
#35 High School Sweethearts Are Hit Or Miss
My cousin was married to her high school sweetheart for two months before their divorce happened. He was an army ranger and lived on base, while she still lived home finishing college. Every couple of weeks she would spend a weekend with him at his apartment. One day, she decided to surprise him by showing up a day early. When she got there, she couldn’t find any of their pictures together. None of the cute notes they put on the fridge. Even her clothes she left there in the drawers were missing. So she waited all night for her husband to come home and when he did, he had a girl with him. She left and drove home without saying a word and filed for divorce.
#36 A Distance Problem
My cousin and her first husband got divorced after about a month because one of them lived in Houston and the other in Dallas.
They never really agreed how they were going to deal with that. I’m sure there were other things too, but that was the official story. Every time we try to get our cousin to open up about it, she ignores us.
#37 More Invested In The Wedding Than Each Other
#38 Details, Details
A Canadian woman and American man got married in Canada and after the wedding drove to the US border with her belongings in a truck. Border agents let her know that she needed to apply as a spouse (though she was allowed up to six months in the States as a Canadian) if she wanted to stay there. At the border, she decided it was too much paperwork and she just opts for a divorce. The guy was still nice and eventually paid her $5,000 for her moving costs. The marriage lasted less than four hours in total.
#39 Expectations Didn’t Match Up
#40 In The Closet Marriage, Out Of The Closet Divorce
My brother secretly got married to another guy. No one in our family knew he was gay and some of our family are incredibly homophobic. Maybe a year later, they got divorced because his husband cheated. I feel so bad for him but now if he ever decides to remarry at least we can all be there to celebrate with him! I hope he finds someone as great as him, he deserves it!
#41 He Just “Never Got Around To Telling Her”
I had a bit of a tip-off when we didn’t see the bride at the reception. She was next door in the carriage house restroom sobbing. She had just found out, on her wedding day, that her groom had once been engaged to one of her bridesmaids. The groom was NOT cheating on her, but just never got around to telling her that he and one of their “mutual friends” had once been an item. The groom spent the reception at the bar with the bride’s family keeping him distant from the rest of the party. The bridesmaid who was linked to the groom fled the party, and no one chased after her. The restaurant staff served the meals, but there was no cake cutting, first dance, etc. She left him days after the reception.
#42 Left With Only The Clothes On His Back
When I was in the army, my wife and I were good friends with a couple that lived a few doors down from us. One day, I got home from work, and he was sitting on his front doorstep… He said, “Man, you have to see this.” So I walked into his house, and it was empty. Completely empty. Not a scrap of paper, not a bag of trash.
The weird thing was that every cabinet door and drawer was open. Even the refrigerator door was open. If it was supposed to be closed, it was open. No note, either—his wife was just gone with everything in the house. My wife and I had dinner with them, in their house, the night before, laughing it up, drinking wine, having a great time… There was no sign of anything wrong.
He said the first thing he did was call her parents house, and her father answered the phone. Before he could even ask if he knew what was going on, the father said “Bill, you need to let it go,” and hung up. Remember that line from “True Lies” when Tom Arnold says his ex-wife even took the ice cube trays… Well, she took the ice cube trays. She also took all of his uniforms and other clothes. He literally had the clothes on his back and what was in his pockets to his name. I never did find out what the motivator was, she was just gone.
#43 That Coveted Green Card
I was married for three months. She was from Bulgaria and used me for citizenship. I joke that we got married because I had accidentally clicked the “checkout button” on one of those mail order bride websites.
#44 What A Woman Will Do For Romance
My mom married this dude from Morocco. They had a Muslim wedding and everything. I loved my white girl hijab, I digress. After some time, he went to “visit ” his family back home and said he had “lost” his passport. He never came back to the US. My mom became pregnant, then annulled marriage all within four months or something like that. Guess you could call her a hopeless romantic.