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Man fed up with nagging wife hides in forest for 10 years

A gardener got so fed up with his wife's nagging he ran away from home and lived in the woods for ten years.

Malcolm Applegate, 62, was married to his wife for three years before upping sticks after the relationship reached breaking point.

He then made his way from Birmingham, where they lived, to London - making half the three-week journey on foot after his bike was stolen, the MailOnline reported.

Malcolm said: "I was married to her for three years, but unfortunately it got too much.

"First of all I met her in Eastbourne and I married her in Birmingham.

"For three years it was alright, we got on with one another and the gardening got too much for her.

"She said, 'Why don't we have more time together?' I said, 'How can I? I have been recommended to people'.

"I just upped and left, I got fed up with her because we used to get so many arguments.
'It took me three weeks to get back to London.

"I didn't lock my bike up in Oxford and someone helped themselves to it, so I had to walk back from Oxford."

He secretly left his family home when increased working hours angered his wife, but the gardener has now told how he emerged from hiding.

After leaving, Malcolm camped in "thick woodland" near Kingston, south west London, while working on gardens at a community centre for the elderly.

He said: "There were three of us camping.

"They were just camping around with me because at the time I was working in the centre and we used to go there for a wash and a shower.

"No one knew we were there. It's not well known - nobody would go in there."

Malcolm had also lost contact with his sister during the ten years he spent sleeping rough - and she feared he was dead before they were reunited when he found a new home.

He said: "It had been a decade years since I'd last seen her, and in that time she had been to all of the Salvation Army hostels in the south trying to find me.

"I think she assumed I was dead.

"I wrote her a letter once I was settled in Greenwich and she phoned me up, in floods of tears.

"We now have a great relationship again."

Source and more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11933358

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Re: Man fed up with nagging wife hides in forest for 10 years
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 06:07 »
I mean, at that point getting a divorce seems like an easier option.

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Re: Man fed up with nagging wife hides in forest for 10 years
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 09:23 »
I mean, at that point getting a divorce seems like an easier option.
Guess he wanted her to think he was dead, divorce wouldn’t have been satisfying enough?

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Re: Man fed up with nagging wife hides in forest for 10 years
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 07:34 »
I mean, at that point getting a divorce seems like an easier option.
Guess he wanted her to think he was dead, divorce wouldn’t have been satisfying enough?
Well shit, you can just move to another town and change your name. No need to slog it out in the wilds for 10 years.

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Re: Man fed up with nagging wife hides in forest for 10 years
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 02:38 »
I mean, at that point getting a divorce seems like an easier option.
Guess he wanted her to think he was dead, divorce wouldn’t have been satisfying enough?
Well shit, you can just move to another town and change your name. No need to slog it out in the wilds for 10 years.
Probably not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree..