A devoted husband, often away for work, faced a shock when his wife confessed she regretted having children and wanted to give them up for adoption. Despite being initially disappointed about not having children, the couple ended up with two daughters. The wife’s behavior changed, and she admitted not loving their children. In disbelief, the husband took his kids to his mother’s house.
He called in sick from work, avoiding his wife’s attempts to contact him. Unsure about the next steps, he consulted with his mother and considered legal and mental health professionals. The husband believed his wife might be experiencing a psychotic episode and felt uncertain about continuing the relationship.