Do As Many Women Leave Their Marriages As Men?

woman in red car animationWoman in red car animationIn our culture we still believe the husband is the one who leaves the home. But the runaway wife is a growing phenomena. The ratio of deserting wives to runaway husbands has gone from one in 300--to one in two!

Today’s wife is more willing to admit her needs and is better able to make it on her own. Fifty years ago women stayed in difficult marriages because they had no options.

In one of our studies, approximately 78 percent of the women physically ran away from their marriage relationships for some period of time. Many eventually returned home if they felt their spouse was willing to cooperate and make changes.

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