What is the Shari'ah ruling regardingl life leaving house in the middle of the night after a fight?

What is the Shari'ah ruling regardingl life leaving house in the middle of the night after a fight?Category: WomenWhat is the Shari'ah ruling regardingl life leaving house in the middle of the night after a fight?
Zaid Bin Nazir asked 3 years ago

Salam u Alikum warahamatullahi Wa Barakatahu,
Writing to you in hope of right guidance.
My wife and I had an argument which turned into a fight which got physical and my wife left the house in the middle of the night in a fit of rage.
My wife got physical while we were arguing and she slapped me first to which I reacted and slapped her back and pinned her down cause she doesn’t stop hitting once she starts.
We have been married for 2 years and our differences have started to iron out with time. However, my wife has a tendency of initiating the physical violence during am argument and has slapped me at two separate occasions in the past. She doesn’t stop even I try to restrain my self from reacting to her physical assault.
This time I did not show restrain and slapped her multiple times in return. I don’t want to hit her back but there are times I think me not hitting her back only encourages her wrong behavior.
These episodes do not happen frequently but when they do my wife has an emotional outbirst and usually leaves the house regardless of the time or place or person. If we are traveling in a car she makes me stop the car and leaves. She will walk on the road late hours herself in a fit of rage which poses threat to her safety and security.
I need your guidance in how to handle this situation and what is the shari’ah ruling regarding her leaving the house in the middle of the night without informing me or asking for my permission keeping in mind the circumstances of fight/argument. I don’t know where she is and even if she tells me later, what am I to believe?
Looking forward to your reply.
JazakAllah