If I had a spouse that would be willing to leave me over a piece of clothing, then I would show them the door.
If I married someone that would leave me over a piece of clothing, then I would deserve it due to my stupidity.
If I had a dog that crapped on then chewed up a piece of clothing, I would evaluate how well I trained that dog and whether or not situation is actually my fault and not the animal's.
Overall - each situation is different. Many, many variables. I'd take it on a case-by-case basis.