Fifty Shades of Grey has inspired many things: jewelry, baby onesies, cookbooks, Christmas ornaments, and now… a divorce?

No, you gasp! It cannot be! No other book screams (literally) undying romance quite like E L James’s erotic trilogy. But alas, dear readers, it is (allegedly) true. According to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail, a British woman cited Fifty Shades of Grey as evidence of her husband’s “unreasonable behavior,” claiming that he maintained a “boring attitude” towards sex and refused to recreate scenes from the steamy book.

“She thought their sex life had hit a rut — he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance,” the wife’s lawyer Amanda McAlister said. “So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, ‘Let’s make things more interesting.'” But her husband could not be swayed. “He went ballistic when he found out the name of the book she was reading and told her, ‘It’s all because you have been reading that bloody book.'”

The husband has reportedly agreed to admit to “unreasonable behavior” so as to speed the proceedings along without facing a hearing in which his supposed “low libido” would be discussed in court. I have to say, I sympathize with the guy. If there’s one thing that’s not going to help your poor sex drive, it would be discussing before a jury of your peers. What do you think, readers? Is it fair to hold men to the Christian Grey standard? Can any man ever hope to attain such perfection? Should Fifty Shades of Grey be grounds for divorce? Are these questions ridiculous? Sound off below.

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