Perfect way to kill a marriage

Perfect way to kill a marriage

A husband's extreme obsession with perfection caused his 10-year marriage to break down, Harian Metro reported.

His ex-wife, known as Siti from Kuala Lumpur, shared her account, which, ironically, coincided with the release of the new local movie Suamiku Encik Perfect 10 (My Husband is Mr Perfect 10).

Siti, 37, said her former husband, in his 40s, whom she first knew as a disciplined colleague, never demonstrated any sign of an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) during their courtship that lasted a few months.

"However, after we got married, I found out just how fastidious he was with cleanliness and everything around the house," she lamented.

Each time he arrived home from work, she recalled, he would check around the house - from the windows and dining table to the arrangement of the kitchenware.

"We argued almost every day. Sometimes even before he stepped into the house, he would already be screaming because the shoes were not arranged the way he wanted them," she added.

Siti would also not be allowed to iron his clothes as he said her ironing was not up to his standard.

Some of his extreme rules included hanging laundry on the clothes line according to types.

"He insisted that a chair must be pulled out or pushed without noise. At the dining table, the tableware must be arranged according to the dishes, for example, sambal in a small dish," she said.

"If a fish was placed near vegetables or a beef dish, he would get upset."

The couple tried counselling to save their marriage.

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