While ComplaintDept does have a point about « If a woman tried it », s/he obviously knows little about mental health. I am a whovian, mostly new Who, but I know a bit about Tom Baker as he was my husband’s favorite Doctor. He had a confirmed mental breakdown BECAUSE of his wife, who was already leaving him, not the other way around. As for the mother in law, His in-laws literally told him that, since he was from a poor background and that they had bought gifts for the firstborn, that they owned him, like a slave. That would sure cause me to toss a hoe at the ho (Which is what he did). He didn’t leave to become an actor. He left to heal his mind. Acting helped him heal. He doesn’t hide any of this.