Why men leave sick wives (Oprah,2016)

Research suggests that  women are more likely than men to be victims of what's known as partner abandonment. A 2009 study published  found that a married woman diagnosed with a serious disease is six times more likely to be divorced or separated than a man with a similar diagnosis. Among study participants, the divorce rate was 21 percent for seriously ill women and 3 percent for seriously ill men. A control group divorced at a rate of 12 percent, suggesting that if disease makes husbands more likely to split, it makes wives more likely to stay.