violence was rare but when it occurred, the wife of the
man who was committing such an act could simply "divorce"
her husband. This simply consisted of gathering her things
and leaving the dwelling that the couple had come to know
as theirs. Often times than not, the wife would remain
in the marriage for the sake of the children and endure
such mistreatment. When the wife did remain in the relationship,
the violence would usually subsist, as the husband was
fearful of the social consequence of domestic violence
as the majority of Saulteaux society frowned upon it.