When a semiconductor gets too hot, it can change to allow more current through, causing it to get hotter, causing it to… This is called thermal runaway. The same thing can happen to a man with respect to his wife.
A friend described his old college buddy. The buddy went on to become a doctor, making lots of money. He married a woman, who immediately began to shit test him. It started with smaller things, then escalated to buying $4000 clothes shopping trips to Nordstrom’s on whim. And then it got worse.
How did he respond? Poorly it would seem. He gave in to all of these shit tests, for he could seemingly afford to. Naturally enough, since he was not passing the shit tests, their severity escalated. Finally he caught her in an affair. This was something he could not ignore, so he divorced her.
If only he had stood up to her right from the start…