Muslim man 36 years, wife 32 years, daughter 6 years.
Married for 9 years and my wife is emotionally abusive. Always finds faults with me, irritate me, insult me, demoralize me. She never listens to me and go wherever she wants without informing me. She misbehaved me on the very 'first night' itself. She is over attached to her father and still follows his instructions. He supports my wife unconditionally and always puts blame on me. My parents are divorced and I do not have a relative who can strongly stand by my side. Wife and her father is taking full advantage of this. I have tried everything to make her happy, but she will find new reasons to keep me feeling guilty.
Due to overwhelming stress and anxiety, last year I had a mental break down and doctor asked me to take pills. My wife and her father phoned all the relatives and friends and told them I am insane. Its strange to see them celebrate this news.
There is seriously something wrong in the relationship. I feel like trapped in this relationship. The behavior of my wife was always strange and I am in a mental confusion since the beginning of this relationship. To be honest I am afraid of my wife and her father. He maintains a clean image externally but I very well know he is not a straight forward person. They are comparatively richer than my family and have a good number of relatives.
I am very much attached to my daughter. Wife takes care of my daughter very well (I must say this).
I am thinking about divorce.
Is it possible to get divorce? If so, who will get the custody of the daughter? what is the procedure for divorce? Will the psychiatrist's prescription back fire me?
Asked 1 year ago in Family Law from Trivandrum, Kerala
Thank you all for your advice. I would like to know one more thing.
Wife is having a govt. job and earns nearly 50K per month. I have given her 10 sovereigns as 'Mahr' while marriage and didn't take any dowry or other offerings from her.
If I go for divorce, will I have to pay any compensation or alimoney?
Asked 1 year ago