Twenty thousand dollars for the suffered psychological damage and divorce. It is the compensation a man asked his neo-wife, just a day after the celebration that had joined. This is what happened in Algiers and, if the story did not point out the superficiality of people, it would be a plot worth a Hollywood comedy. A great love – at least before waking up – crowned by the ceremony of your dreams, with all the relatives and friends.
The idyll of the two newly-weds, who got married the day before, lasts very little. After the first wedding night, the man wakes up and, according to him, has a shock: he sees his wife without makeup. The bridegroom has stated that, at first, he has not even recognized the woman because of her ugliness without makeup and has thought that there was a thief in the house.
According to his account the wife had never come to appointment without wearing heavy make up before and he has always thought that she was a beautiful woman. As if a little foundation, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick were the magical ingredients of a beauty potion. But without makeup the woman seems to have revealed her true appearance to the husband who has not liked it and has asked for a divorce after only one day spent as man and wife.
It happens more and more often that importance is given to external appearance, without considering the inner beauty of a person. Marriage should be the moment when two people choose to spend their lives together and make their relationship official, but all of this cannot be based on physical appearance alone.
Translated by Ecaterina Severin