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Runaway Wives: An Increasing North-American Phenomenon
The Family Coordinator
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan., 1978), pp. 17-21
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/582721
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An exploratory study of 38 runaway wives in Metropolitan Toronto yielded the finding that the decision to leave their husbands was predicted upon a long history of marital discord while the decision to leave their children behind was based on a genuine concern for the childrens' well-being. After leaving the family unit, the wives experienced feelings of relief on one hand for finally having left their marital situation while concomitantly feeling very guilty about leaving their children behind.
The Family Coordinator © 1978 National Council on Family Relations