She was happy enough to take the kids away leaving him home alone. With his past track record, wasn't a very smart idea. Maybe if they had gone away as a family she wouldn't need this 'sympathy leave' bullshit.
Seriously? he's a grown man and his pregnant wife shouldn't go away with their kids for fear of him getting pissed and shagging behind her back, she's hardly being unreasonable dude asking for him to sort shit out