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Indian Brides Advised By Punjab to Reduce Cell Phone Use And Avoid Husbands' Jealousy

by Tanya Thomas on May 10, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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 Indian Brides Advised By Punjab to Reduce Cell Phone Use And Avoid Husbands' Jealousy

Newly wed women may do well to keep their cell phones at arm's distance, an Indian state has advised. Talking too much on their mobile phones for the first two years of marriage, the state believes, may provoke jealousy from their husbands.

The Punjab State Commission for Women (PSCW) issued an official advisory last week urging brides "to focus on their domestic life instead of having long conversations on mobile phones".

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Commission head Gurdev Kaur Sangha told AFP on Monday that the advice was designed to avoid suspicion between new couples as they adjust to their new life together.

"I found that almost 40 per cent of women consider seeking a divorce on the grounds that her husband and in-laws do not like her talking on mobile phones," said Sangha, 70, from Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab.
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"Most husbands said their wives are always on the phone and they doubted their character as they suspected them of talking to ex-boyfriends."

Sangha said she had seen a rise in complaints from women about domestic violence, sexual harassment and family discord due to arguments over brides being constantly on the phone.

The advisory said most newly-married women were actually ringing their parents not former boyfriends, but warned that passing on hourly updates about their new home was damaging.

It added that for at least two years brides should make "small adjustments" to help build a solid foundation for a marriage.

Source: AFP
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