According to Taiwanese media, Michael Lai (賴弘國) had suffered from severe insomnia after his divorce with Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼). Already his second divorce, the young doctor tearfully confided to his friend that he would never marry again.
The couple officially separated in March 2020, after 14 months of marriage. According to Michael, it was Gillian who had requested for a divorce. He said it was because she couldn’t love him enough.
Sources say that their marriage had been in the rocks since September. The combination of having to maintain long distance and bearing the stresses of work had negatively impacted their relationship. Michael was struggling to collect the finances to open up his own private clinic, and in doing so he failed to find a balance between work and marriage. Suffering from insomnia as a result, he had to rely on sleeping pills. He lost over 10 kg (22 lbs) in a matter of weeks.
It wasn’t until a few months later in February, when Gillian finally reached out to him about a divorce, when Michael hit his lowest point. He hid himself in his room for days, crying. His close friend was so worried about him that he stayed with him for three days, and tried to help him out of his depression. Michael still relied on sleeping pills to fall asleep after the divorce.
His friend said Michael had tried to be a good husband for Gillian despite feeling pressure at work. While trying to raise money for his private clinic, he was also saving a lot of money for Gillian. His friend expressed that Michael didn’t even buy anything for himself the year he married her.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.