Woman Divorced Paralyzed Husband, To Marry His Best Friend So They Can Take Care of Him Together

Woman Divorced Paralyzed Husband, To Marry His Best Friend So They Can Take Care of Him Together


An extremely weird story albeit a bit heartwarming when you get the details, occurred in China. But first, what would you say to your best friend marrying your wife if you were bed ridden and couldn’t do anything for yourself. Would you be able to look at your wife sharing those moments with your friend right in front of you? Would that make a man a cuckold?? Or a woman for that matter would any woman bear up seeing her husband with another in the same house?? Well, this family in China has done just that without no qualms or issues whatsoever.

1 A strange love triangle

The strange incident was reported in the news in 2016 where a woman in China divorced her paralyzed husband (paralyzed waist down) and married his friend. But!! She didn’t exactly leave home but continued to live in the same house so that she and her new husband could take care of her ex. The love triangle is a weird one where the entire family and children from both men live as a family in the same home.

strange love triangle

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2 He was injured in an accident

Xie Xiping from Angkang China has been looking after her husband Xu Xihan ever since a mining accident in 2002 robbed him of movement in his legs paralyzing him waist down. Xie was finding it extremely difficult so she did the next best thing.

He was injured in an accident

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3 Wife remarries paralyzed husbands friend

Interpreting their own version of “In sickness or in health”, Xieping divorced Xu and married his best friend Liu Zhong Kui. The newlyweds then lived in the same house with their kids and even take care of Xu who seems okay with the arrangement. What can he do anyways? Perhaps if taken from another perspective, the couple never really had any option and this may have been quite a smart decision because they were somehow together yet a breadwinner was needed for the family.

Wife remarries paralyzed husbands friend

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4 Her own sense of devotion

Xieping displayed her own sense of devotion to her ex Husband Xu in an unorthodox way. Perhaps it might have resulted as a case of not making ends meet because people are poor and not well to do in rural china. Moreover, with paltry compensation, it is difficult for any unemployed Chinese woman to support a family in rural China.

Her own sense of devotion

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5 A memory of former happiness

At one time the couple was happy where Xu as shown here holding a former photograph was a miner at Henan when a horrible accident left him paralyzed. Xu and Xieping were both from China’s Shanxi province and married in 1996. They had two children but after the birth of the boy, tragedy hit the family in 2002 when Xu was paralyzed in the mining accident. Although he was given 40,000 Yuan ($6000) as compensation, it wasn’t enough and the money soon ran out.

memory of former happiness

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6 The neighbors told him Xie would leave him in three months

Inspite of his neighbors telling him his wife would soon abandon him, Xie stayed on by his side and did so for many years after till the couple decided on divorce. In fact, the idea was Xu’s who thought it best his wife looked for another man.

Xie stayed on by his side

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7 All living as one big family

It was in 2009 that Xieping the wife gave in to the demands of Xu and married Liu. The wife divorced her paralyzed husband and married Liu his friend in 2012. However, Xieping refused to abandon Xu who then became her ex husband. The six of them began living under the same roof as a family.

All living as one big family

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8 They continued living with Xu

After Xie married his best friend Liu Zongkui, the newly married couple even gave birth to a son in 2012. What was surprising though was that the trio remained living under the same roof where both Xie and Liu took care of Xu and his needs. Liu as you can see form this photograph also helped in cleaning Xu everyday which is commendable.

They continued living with Xu

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9 Xu wanted her to be happy

Xu says he wanted his wife to be happy and began pressuring her to remarry. He couldn’t think of any better man than his friend Liu who also agreed to the strange request. Well! It isn’t everyday a man says to his best friend, marry my wife!!

Xu wanted her to be happy

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