The husband reap the fruit of him not playing along. No matter his reasons, once two or three people had counsel him to marry the lady legally he should have done that instead of holding his ground not being supportive.
I'm glad for the lady because she never allowed her husband decision to way her down emotionally. I think the guy now will surely accept his mistake and manage to make amendment if time permit him to do so. I always find your piece interesting and motivating brother.