Did your Husband…
- Walk out on the family without warning
- Go from loving and doting to detached and hostile
- Tell you, to your surprise, that he was “never happy“
- Enter a suspiciously close friendship with someone else
- Fail to voice his negative feelings prior to this event
Welcome to the club that we never wanted to be in! This phenomena is known as Abandoned Wife Syndrome.
Here I share my thoughts on husbands who unexpectedly walk out on their families.
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After joining several support groups through this journey, and many books later, I decided to list off common traits that the typical leaver has, and I may expand on these topics later. Maybe this will help people who are not sure if their husband fits this exact shoe, or maybe this can validate those who… Read more
This nightmare is not something that creeps in slowly, predictably, like most relationship endings. No, this is jump-scare, in the middle of everyday life, seemingly out of nowhere. This is the unusual horror of the “Runaway Husband.” Not much is written about this. There are countless articles of divorce, separation, affairs, addicts, abusers, loveless and… Read more
Exploring clinical Narcissistic Personality Disorder and narcissistic traits in the Runaway Husband. The topic of narcissism is a trend in the growing community of abuse awareness and survivors. As more people speak up about the treatment they have experienced from an abuser, the more light gets shined on the abuser’s abnormal patterns. Classic traits that… Read more
I tried marriage therapy with my Runaway Husband, which did not go how I thought it would. Here I will discuss what you might want to expect. Alternative Reasons He Goes to Therapy Initially, when the Runaway Husband has made his decision to leave and committed sudden spousal abandonment, he isn’t eager to change his… Read more
Here I will critique the abnormal family patterns that can cause character problems seen in Runaway Husbands. It is important to note that not every Runaway Husband comes from a classic dysfunctional background- but this post will talk about those who do. In my journey of trying to comprehend men who abandon their wives without… Read more
If your once loving, doting husband has committed spousal abandonment, and has always had a seemingly odd relationship with his mother- then this post if for you. It should be noted that not all Runaway Husbands fit into this category. Some Runaway Husbands are described as having wonderful parents with no familial issues. With each… Read more
The Complicated Truth: Many abandoned wives are left with tons of unanswered questions. This is natural, because victims of Wife Abandonment Syndrome were left with no warning, no clear explanations, and often given nonsensical reasons for leaving, if any. It is clear from the wife’s perspective that what he did is wrong, and something she… Read more