Back in January we posted about the fact that NBA star Kris Humphries had rejected a $10 million divorce settlement from Kim Kardashian. Rather, he wanted an annulment, claiming Kardashian used him and their marriage as a publicity stunt. This reason would fall under fraud, which is a primary reason for seeking an annulment.
For many Missouri men, the long, drawn out saga of the Humphries and Kardashian divorce would seem like anyone’s worst nightmare. The two were married in an over-the-top wedding that was televised for its own special on E!. However, just 72 days later Kardashian initiated the divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce case went on for 536 days.
Humphries was not going to just accept a divorce settlement and move on. Rather, the battle had just begun. Rather than accept a multi-million dollar divorce settlement, Humphries demanded an annulment. Not only had his feelings been hurt and he felt taken advantage of, there were reports he was hoping to be able to fall in love and get married in a church again later in life.
Dr. Jane Greer, a marriage and family therapist, said that Humphries reaction is understandable. While many would think a spouse would just want out of an unhappy marriage, in cases where that spouses feels betrayed, there is the tendency to want revenge. For some, this equates to dragging the process on. This idea of getting even takes over their own happiness.
However, while there is nothing wrong in wanting an annulment — if there are grounds for one — or attempting to receive alimony from an ex-wife, keep in mind that when it comes to revenge, the best type is to be happy and just move on.
Of course though, this does not mean a husband should just give up on a divorce case, as a settlement should never be taken lightly as it does have the power to effect the rest of a person’s life.
Source: Huffington Post, “Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: Does Getting Even Pay Off?” April 27, 2013