A young brahmin student of Takkasilā fell in love with a woman and married her. She was very capricious and her husband neglected his duties. The teacher instructed his student to take no notice of his wife's moods.
The story was related to a devout layman of Sāvatthi who had as wife a capricious woman. She worried him so much that he neglected his visits to the Buddha. The couple were identical in both stories. J.i.299-301.