I'm wondering because mine has done this a few times. We got into an argument last night , nothing big and no it wasn't in front of our 11 month old daughter. But he left, said he was going for a drive. He was gone for 2.5 hours. I feel like he's just leaving both our daughter and myself when he does this. I could never just leave if that were me. I'd feel so guilty, like I was leaving my child behind or something.
Even when I've been angry and felt like I needed space, I've never just left. I've told him how I feel every time he has does this, but he still does it.
Does yours do this? what do you say when they come back?
Edit/update: Despite me trying, we still aren't speaking and he didn't want to talk about it or anything when he got back home last night. Is that how yours is also? For the ladies who leave to cool off, is this something you do as well?