It worked for this guy. (Story via Fox news).
A British man said he hid in the woods for 10 years to escape his wife.
Malcolm Applegate, 62, said he left his wife after she continued to argue with him over his increased work hours as a gardener, The Daily Mail reported.
“For three years it was alright, we got on with one another and the gardening got too much for her,” Applegate said.
He said that the more work he took on, the angrier his wife became. She eventually demanded that he cut back on his work schedule which led Applegate to leaving.
“Without a word to anyone, not even family, I packed up and left,” he said.
After three years of marriage, Applegate just “upped and left” his home in Birmingham and travel by foot to London because his bike was stolen along the way.
He camped in the woods with two other individuals and worked on gardens at a community center for the elderly, the Daily Mail reported.
The gardener spent a decade away from his wife and family but finally reconnected with his sister after writing her a letter.
“It had been a decade years since I’d last seen her, and in that time she had been to all of the Salvation Army hostels in the south trying to find me,” Applegate said.
“We now have a great relationship again.”
I don’t know about anyone else but that nagging shit don’t cut it with me.
My dad was the same way.
Shortly after my wife and I got married, even though we had known each other off and on for 30 years, my mom had a talk with her while I was out drinking or something and told her to pick her battles.
If it’s important enough to you then ragging on him may work occasionally but nagging constantly will only piss him off and he will dig his heels in, just like his father.
She knows me well.
She still nags a little but not very damn much and if I get enough of it I just go out in the fucking garage.
Up and leaving for ten fucking years to move into the woods without saying a word doesn’t work for me. It’s chicken shit and emotional terrorism on the rest of the family.
If it gets that fucking bad then there will be words,very loud words, then the leaving.
I have started over with basically nothing so many times in my life I ain’t a bit afraid of it.