As a psychologist, I frequently work with men whose partners have left them.
Many people are surprised to learn that a majority of divorces are initiated by women. The fact that men are deeply affected by divorce, especially if they did not choose that solution, is not hard to understand.
Myths persist that men are less in need of the comfort and support that a stable relationship provides but this is not the case.
If there were major failings in the woman, why did he choose her and what about himself allowed him to stay?
Acceptance of his own role in this life calamity will help him to avoid problems with the next relationship.
It is an additional tragedy that men are often the most reluctant to seek professional help, viewing it as a sign of unacceptable weakness.