Often the result of either one or both partner's utter refusal to communicate with each other when something is wrong, and letting problems build, and seething under the surface until one of the parties, gives up and leaves. This leaves the "left" spouse in complete confusion because of the lack of communication, they did not see it coming. Becoming even more prevalent since the advent of internet personal sites and chat rooms. One partner after blindly thinking that the person he is chatting with actually resembles Angelina Jolie, decides that the grass is greener on the other side. The biggest victims of this epidemic are actually children who quickly develop a mistrust of the opposite sex.
Lovesick and out-of-character behavior may ensue by the man in his incredible frustration. Fortunately for the wife, the system is stacked completely in her favor. Half of his savings go to her. She gets a protective order when he tells her what a bitch she is being. Her friends and family move in to protect her from her supposedly vindictive and psychotic ex-husband. The cheating is shrugged off as an afterthought. All is well in her world.
David: How could you do this to me? *starts to cry* I deserve better. I was a good husband.
Raquel: Your feelings aren't my concern anymore. We're getting a divorce, remember? By the way, I feel so incredibly loved by the new man it's almost surreal.
David: Fuck you, you ice cold little bitch!
Raquel: That's it, I'm taking a restraining order out on you.
After the restraining order is taken out, David begins to have nightmares. Raquel moves in with her new man and lives happily ever after.
Jim: Um..no I don't either, thats bad isnt it?
Dad: Now, don't think this is all about you.
Billy: It was me! I was the one who killed the cat.
Mom: Not true. Pooders fell of a cliff.
Billy: Will you still live with each other?
(Mom and Dad glance at each other.)
Mom: No I'm sorry. Daddy is moving out.
(runs up to bedroom)