Woman Furious at Husband for Forcing Her to 'Raise Child Alone' After Work Relocation

Gillian Sisley

Can it ever be a bad idea to restart your life abroad?

A person's career can be something they take a lot of pride and joy in, and feel incredibly fulfilled by. This is a reason why someone may choose to move abroad if there are opportunities that can help them further their career.

With that said, relocating oneself isn't an easy undertaking, and it becomes even more complicated when there are family members in the mix, such as a spouse and a child.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a woman moves to Japan with her husband for his work, and is furious with him after feeling like she's raising their child on her own.

Can it ever be a bad idea to restart your life abroad?

An online post published on December 2nd, reported on by Leonie Helm from Newsweek, has picked up traction this week.

The author begins her account by stating that she married a marine when she was just 19 years old, and he was 20. Things were pretty rocky in their relationship from the get-go, but she stuck it out and tried to make their relationship work.

She even agreed to relocate to Japan with him so that he could further his career as a Marine, completely uprooting her own life and leaving behind family, loved ones and any support she had.

The couple had a 1-year-old child at the time, and the author was already struggling with feeling like she was taking on the full burden of caring for their child. She hoped that by relocating abroad she and her husband could have a new start together, but things did not turn out the way she'd hoped.

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Though the author had her doubts about her marriage, and had a feeling that her husband wasn't fully committed to their relationship, she still went ahead and had a child with him.

Upon arriving in Japan, however, she soon learned that her husband had zero interest in being a parent or a husband, and wanted to get away from their old life so that he could do whatever he pleased. The author ultimately decided to return back home to the US with her 1-year-old son, and left her husband in Japan by himself.

What do you think? Was the author justified to leave her husband and take their son with her to return to the US after he refused to play his part as a father and a spouse? Or should she have stayed and worked things out with her husband, and it was cruel of her to take his son away from him and move across the world?

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