Couple breaks up after 123 days in handcuff
A young couple from the eastern city of Kharkiv in Ukraine decided to handcuff themselves together on Valentine’s Day, in a last-ditch attempt to break the cycle of breaking up and making up.
Throughout the experiment, which they documented to a growing social media following, they did everything together, from grocery shopping to cigarette breaks. They took turns to use the bathroom and take showers.
But Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova still broke up after 123 days of being handcuffed together. Pustovitova, who initially resisted the handcuff idea, shed tears as she discussed the latest break-up.
“I think it will be a good lesson for us, for other Ukrainian couples and couples abroad not to repeat what we have done,” she told Reuters in an interview in Kyiv.
“We stayed together all day but I did not receive any attention from Alexandr. He did not tell me: ‘I miss you’, while I would like to hear that,” the 29-year-old beautician said.
Kudlay said he did not regret resorting to desperate measures to save the relationship, adding that the cuffs helped him understand that the two were not “like-minded people”.
The couple plan to sell the handcuffs in an online auction and donate part of the money to charity. – yahoonews.com