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 Maybe it isn’t so weird that a new dad would be cheating on his wife.

 

Babies do weird things to couples, like create stress that makes them unhappy for the first year (and then a continual slide as more babies arrive). So maybe that’s what sent Tiger Woods running into the arms of cocktail waitresses, party girls and nightclub hostesses; after all, he welcomed his second child barely 10 months ago.

 

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I don’t care how many nannies she has; his wife,

Elin, has got to be tired after chasing two little ones around.

 

It’s bad enough to discover your partner is screwing around on you, but it seems downright cruel if he’s doing it at the exact time you need him the most.

 

Think back to John Edwards; when his wife, Elizabeth, was in bed battling breast cancer, he was in bed with his mistress — yet another public figure canoodling when his wife was fighting for her life.

 

What’s up with that?

 

What’s up is “partner abandonment,” and guess who bears the brunt of it? Yep, women. Now, I hate it when I find studies that reflect poorly on men because I love men. But women who are diagnosed with cancer or multiple sclerosis are six times more likely to find themselves separated or divorced shortly after their diagnosis than if they were a man. Especially if she’s older.

 

Figures.

 

“Why men leave a sick spouse can be partly explained by their lack of ability, compared to women, to make more rapid commitments to being caregivers to a sick partner and women’s better ability to assume the burdens of maintaining a home and family, the study authors said.”

 

But if men aren’t as able as women to “assume the burdens of maintaining a home and family,” how can we expect them to be equal partners (unless we say, fine, you don’t have to do the cooking and cleaning and child-care, but you damn well better be bringing home the big paycheck so I can stay home and do it. We all know how men judge women for that)?

 

And if they have a harder time making “rapid commitments to being caregivers to a sick partner,” shouldn’t we, as parents, be teaching them how (or, make them stay at home and be the main caregiver to the kiddies)?

 

Is there a special place in hell for people who cheat on or dump their “loved” one when he/she’s down and out?

Not to focus on the gender thing, but should we try to make men more like women (OK, maybe just when it comes to caregiving)?

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