You're absolutely right! Its disturbing that husband can throw wife out like that after 17 yrs of marriage. Its rather absurd too. But it can happen in India.
Desi husbands often do ask wife to leave the house when they are mad at them, thats because wife doesnt co-own the house like in western countries.
Here in the US, when a couple splits due to arguments, the husband leaves the house and stays in an apartment while the wife lives in the house with her kids till matters are resolved or they get a divorce. Even in divorce, wife gets the house if there are kids, husband usually agrees to that without demur, because Family law recognizes that kids need to stay with the mom till they are a certain age and where would the mom go with her kids? So she gets to keep the house...unless wife herself leaves the house and kids and hubby.
But yeh baat sach hai arguments honay per Indian husband aksar biwi se kehta hai "tum yeh ghar chhodkar chali jaao"...OR he says..." agar tumhey problem hai toh ghar chhodkar chali kyun nahin jaati?"
Its an ugly truth that but reality that happens in many households!
Edited by pallavi25 - 11 February 2012 at 4:48pm