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Henpecked Man Seeks Split From Bruiser Wife

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TIRANA (Reuters) - In Albania, where men pride themselves on their Balkan machismo, an unemployed man has filed for divorce because his wife regularly beat him up for not doing the dishes, a newspaper said Wednesday.

The physical assaults from his wife -- 12 years his senior -- became more frequent after the 32-year-old lost his job at the local steelworks, the daily Koha Jone said.

``I have been living with a crazy woman for eight years and she has taken away my manliness from me,'' the bullied husband told the court in the industrial city of Elbasan.

``She has ruined my life. She beat me continually, and not only with fists,'' he added.

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