Man Flees Marriage And Lives In Woods For Years To Avoid Wife’s Nagging

Photo: Marilyn Nieves (Getty)

Something tells me a lot of married men will be able to relate to Malcolm Applegate.

The 62-year-old English man got so annoyed by his wife’s constant nagging that he went to the one place where her nags wouldn’t bother him: the woods. Applegate, a gardener, came to the decision after he couldn’t stand being with his wife anymore after she became unhappy that his hours at work had increased.

“The more work I took on, the angrier my wife got,” Applegate explains. “She didn’t like me being out of the house for long periods of time. I was married for three years, but unfortunately it got too much. I decided to leave for good. Without a word to anyone, not even family, I left.”

Applegate camped out near the community center where he tended gardens for the elderly. He then eventually camped in woods at Kingston, South West London. And today? Today Applegate lives at a shelter for homeless where he does odd jobs.

Applegate says that he went missing from his wife and family and lived in various places for a total of ten years. Yep. All because his wife nagged him.

Here’s what else Applegate had to say.

“My day-to-day involves working in the shop or driving the vans, I’m not fussy what jobs are given to me as long as I’m working. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sponsored walks for other homeless charities. I’d like the people who donate to Emmaus to know that I am grateful for being given a second chance at life.

I have a lovely room, I am able to work and I can still lead an active social life – I love it here – my life is officially back on track.”

Man, that sounds serious. I’m actually impressed that this mystery woman’s nags left her husband with no other option but to live where bears crap.

h/t Daily Mirror

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