Hi all, I wasn't even sure how to start this thread. Having returned just over a week ago I found out today that a very close friend has been keeping to herself the fact that two weeks ago whilst we were away, her husband has announced that he feels the marriage is over. Luckily we live very close and she has other friends around her as well but I want to make sure she gets the best advice. Unfortunately, he is acting a bit of an **** and hasn't actually left the house. Last night he stayed out all night not coming home until 7.00 am. He has refused relate and told her he will take her for everything she has. He still wants to use the family car which is in her name and told her as she doesn't work and he 'pays for her to stay at home' she should still do his washing (She refused). I am just worried he is playing mind games with her. She's been a housewife since the kids were born (17 years ago) and has no money coming in apart from his which I think she is worried he is spending irresponsibly. (Joint Account). She's got two kids (17 and 11). My advise was to start writing down everything he says and does and to look at getting to the citizens advise pronto. I also wondered about the solicitors. I've told her I'll go for support and to write things down. Is there anything else either she or I could do ? Thanks.