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 sexless marriages. But what if your marriage seemed perfect? What if he was an amazing, attentive and doting father and husband? Trustworthy, humble and agreeable? Honored every sacred vow until one day, in the middle of life, exclaims for the first time: “I have never been happy” and “it’s over” before making Houdini’s infamous disappearing act look like child’s play.
This is a story too many women are familiar with. What makes husbands do this? Where did things go wrong? What were the signs?
There were so much questions left unanswered. Here, as a psychology student, self-help junkie and abandoned wife, I will do my best to share my thoughts on this subject.
More from Husbands who Abandon:
- A List of Traits
- Does He Feel Guilt?
- Exploring Reconciliation
- His Story
- Intro to the Runaway Husband
- Letter to Abandoned Wives
- Mama's Boy
- Marriage Therapy
- The Meddler in Your Marriage
- Understanding the Runaway Husband
- Why There is Always an "Other Woman"
- Why You Didn't See the Signs