The Hindu Marriage Act does not recognise the concept of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This concept does not allow the parties to prove guilt for divorce, therefore, it gives easy and respectable exit from the matrimonial bonding. In the modern development of social and economic conditions, marriage is no longer an institution. The marriage became a contract between the parties. Some provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act also made the marriage a civil contract between the parties.
Sub-section 4 of Section 125 crpc enumerates that if a wife without any reasonable cause refuses to live with her husband, she is not entitled to maintenance. The court before granting an order of maintenance must examine the fact of refusal to live with the husband.