You’re visiting your spouse’s family. They’re working on a house project with their sibling while you’re inside taking care of your baby. Not only do you already feel awkward but you’re hurt that your partner doesn’t check on you or try to include you.
You’re attending your spouse’s work party. They’re outgoing, but you’re shy and self-conscious. They’ve become the life of the party, while you’re standing in the corner devising your escape plan.
Maybe you’ve experienced this kind of ditching. Or maybe you’ve done the ditching yourself.