A woman I have known for four years told me today that her husband of 23 years simply walked out on her. And took all of their money out of the accounts. And he hadn't paid the mortgage or the kids tuition. And he moved in with another woman. She is pole axed. 23 years and 6 children. She's a part time minister. She doesn't make anything like enough money to support them. She has a good support network who will help her, and she is smart strong and resilient. But.... How can a man do that? The first thing DH said when he heard was , "I would never ever do that to you." He knew I would be freaked out. Women make decisions that undermine their careers to stay home with the kids, to move with their spouses (this couple have moved repeatedly for his career) only to have him turn on them?? Clearly there is alot going on here. But, leaving her and the kids so financially vulnerable. How could he? She found out the house is in foreclosure, he had dropped her and their older kids from both his medical and car insurance. She will demand that back in court, but right this minute they are not covered.... I am just stunned.