How to cope with wife leaving

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When She Leaves You (From A Psychologist)

Top 5 Reasons a Partner Leaves (and How to Cope)

Divorce is heartbreaking for everyone involved, but it can be even worse when you don't want the marriage to end. Men are often expected to remain stoic no matter what happens to them, but it's only natural to have a hard time after your wife leaves you. Whether you're newly separated or you've just signed the divorce papers, it's normal to grieve for your wife and the life you shared with her. Let yourself feel. You may be sad, angry, relieved, anxious or any other number of feelings, but don't ignore them.

The end of a relationship or marriage can feel like death. Grief is an appropriate response. This means anger, sadness, denial might all arise. Breathing is hard. For the person being left it can feel like the end of the world.

The case of spouse abandonment, aka when you thought the marriage was fine and you were looking forward to your future together, and then POOF! Your spouse, out of the blue, says those shocking words…. You may have tossed and turned in your bed at night, unable to sleep , trying to figure out if there was a certain day or time or life event or something you said that would have caused your spouse to just decide they no longer wanted to be with you. And you tell yourself as you dissect the past that as soon as you get the answers, as soon as your ex gives you the explanation that you are owed, then… and only then… can you get that closure. Hell yes.


Trying to figure out why your partner left you can become the bane of your existence. Even if there appears on the surface to be an obvious and uncomfortable reason, your brain will search for answers that feel satisfying and rational. The truth is that there are probably a million reasons for his or her departure, but the one you choose to believe will set the tone for your perspective, attitude, and experience going forward. The first reason is practical and plausible; the latter can be a devastating blow to the heart and ego. You may never get the answer you are looking for from your partner, but there are several common reasons why someone leaves a relationship. Below are the top five reasons for leaving that I hear about while working with divorcing couples in my therapy practice.

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