do you think raven had already planned to ditch taiyang and was just waiting for yang to be born, or do you think she just got disillusioned with motherhood and decided to ditch her husband and baby sometime after yang was born?
I don’t think any of it was planned. I think something happened that drove her away. Some moment in Raven’s life where she realized she couldn’t be a part of that world anymore but she knew well enough to know that Yang would be better off in it. Raven is one of the most interesting characters in the series because she’s such a unique one. The choices she’s made, the seemingly lack of remorse she has - yet there’s still something undeniably “mom” about her.
Raven: I was there for her in her darkest time.
Qrow: You were a bird on a branch outside her window! She didn’t even know it was you!
Raven: I was there!
Qrow: You pooped on the side of Tai’s house!
Raven: I CAN’T CONTROL MY BIRD BOWELS!