various reasons. Irochka named a few - wars, alcoholism etc. If you say the wars are men's fault, we'll go as far back in history as Helena the Beautiful
It's not about fault-finding or finger-pointing. Historically, war is an activity instigated, driven and perpetuated by males.
In any case, if you mean Helen of Troy, the Trojan wars were precipitated, not by her, but by men squabbling over her.
Someone earlier said "they refuse to grow up".
Yes, that was me, in the post at the top of the page.
Well, they don't have too grow up. Men go from their mother's hand to their wife's hands.
I question that. It seems to me that men don't want
to grow up, so they simply opt out of their share of the domestic burden. As a woman, you can either leave him or stay, but absolutely nothing you say or do (not even leaving him
) will get a spoiled man to pull his weight.