Sex and Divorce
"So why did you changed lines- business no good kah?", I answered. Margaret was now a big-time regional corporate lawyer based in KL. A far throw from what- being a divorce lawyer?!
"Business was too good in fact," Margaret replied, with a hint of catching my sarcasm. "Too good. Infectious maybe. The pain of divorce got into me." "The last straw came when I was slapped in the face by a woman while trying to get custody of her kid."
I later found that the divorce business should be indeed good for the law industry- you can check out this study made here and sum up the conclusion somehow. Divorce rate is double digit percentage in Malaysia (I think about 15-20%?) but of course this is quite low compared to the 50% rate in the USA or some parts of Europe.
Margaret continued, "There are several reasons which lead to divorce- but somehow, it all leads to sex- the lack of it or too much of it." I wasn't sure whether I agreed with my colleague or not, but she definitely threw me off my concentration on the e-mails. "A married woman has to wear a few hats- as mother and as lover to her husband. Over time, a woman may be a great mother to her children but should also not forget how to love her husband as lover."
I wondered about the direction of the conversation and thought aloud, "Hey Marge, why you suddenly talk like this- are you talking about yourself kah?" But then, we were all a long way from home.
There was no direct answer from Margaret as smoke wafted from a long puff. I continued pounding on my laptop getting ready a 30 power point slide presentation for the next morning. We are all very busy people aren't we.