November 13th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been seen as the book to read if you want more action - just look at how many parents say it helped bring about a baby - but it might also inspire divorce.
The Daily Mail reports that a 41-year-old banker has petitioned for divorce in Britain's High Court because her husband's "boring attitude" toward sex is an example of "unreasonable behavior," which, under the nation's law, is one of five grounds for splitting up a marriage.
The Daily Mail reports that the wife bought the book imagining it might encourage her partner to be more adventurous in the bedroom, and read it with hopes that it would spice things up.
"She thought their sex life had hit a rut - he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance," the wife's attorney told the paper. "So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, 'Let’s make things more interesting.'"
The husband allegedly still didn't "take notice," and the wife "told him he had a boring attitude toward sex and she was fed up," the attorney continued.
The attorney claims that the husband "went ballistic when he found out the name of the book" his wife had been reading, and blamed her sexy efforts on "the bloody book."
According to the Daily Mail, the husband is agreeing to the allegations of "unreasonable behavior" in order to get the divorce granted quickly.
If the book is causing this many waves in relationships, we can only imagine what the movie will do.
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