1. Abandonment of one's romantic companion to pursue a self-satisfying activity that has no benefit for the other person 2. Leaving a spouse to attend school, take an internship or begin a new job, with the expectation that the other person will not move to be with them 3. Habitually leaving your partner for long periods of time to hike, bike, study or partake in other recreational activities while being financially supported by the abandoned partner
1. It was difficult for her to forgive him for starking her when the baby was due.
2. She chose to stark him and move to the Jersey Shore for the summer.