personal indignity


personal indignity
A ground for divorce, consisting of an act insulting or humiliating to the victim, evidencing hate or estrangement of the offender from the innocent spouse, as a result of which the victim finds further cohabitation intolerable. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 156. Conduct that renders life burdensome and intolerable without being so violent as to endanger life. Sharp v Sharp, 106 Pa Super 33, 161 A 453.

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