Should Women Leave Their Husbands?
This is very complicated question. Whether to leave your spouse depends on your relationship with them. It’s not really a question of who should leave, men or women. When a spouse leaves a marriage depends completely on a number of circumstances and both persons’ willingness to work on whatever issues are threatening their bond. But research shows that the ratio of women leaving men is increasing and that women actually have more reasons to leave.
Reasons for Women Leaving
- Emotional and Physical Abuse. Physical abuse is a crime, and the abuser is subject to severe punishments for this crime. Women are now much stronger and more confident, and physical abuse is not seen as often. Emotional abuse is when someone uses words to belittle and berate another to the point of fear. You can easily spot someone who has been severely emotionally abused because they have very low self-esteem and are often very depressed. Emotional abuse is worse than physical abuse. Bruises will heal, but the damage to one’s self-esteem may never be reversed. Addicted husbands are frequently more abusive. The desperation caused by emotional abuse may lead women to leave abusive husbands.
- Infidelity. Infidelity is seen in more men than women. They may not actually go so far as to enter into a physical relationship with another woman, but they may form emotional attachments to other women. This is worse than physical relation as the husband is in a bond of trust with the other woman. This is more painful to accept. Unfaithful relation has no meaning. Thus women leave their husband or may go into extramarital affair.
- Lack of Respect and Appreciation. Women, like men, desire respect and appreciation in return for their sacrifices. Women are now independent, able to earn money and care for themselves and their families. However, they also still shoulder most of the load for the household. With many women in chief executive and professional jobs, it is not unusual for women to earn more money than their husbands do. Unfortunately, instead of her accomplishments earning her the same accolades her husband would receive, she is often criticized and her success is somehow portrayed as wrong.
- Irresponsible Father and Husband. In addition to his employment, the husband is expected to get involved in household responsibilities and take care of his wife and children. If the husband is irresponsible in helping around the house, this will create regular fights.